Permit holder shall certify that all dockless electric scooters deployed are equipped with a speed governor that ensures the vehicle will not travel in excess of 10 miles per hour on level groundOperating Area Types:
The dockless vehicle operating company shall balance its fleet of dockless sharing vehicles by having at least six vehicles in each ward by 6:00 a.m. each day.
In corridors where there are no off-sidewalk parking corrals, scooters should be parked in the “furniture zone” which is within the first five feet of the curb, where there are typically public benches or street trees. Current guidelines require scooters to be parked with one wheel on the curb to allow for the greatest amount of space for pedestrian passage.
National Standard, State StandardSpeed governor ensures the vehicle will not travel in excess of 10 miles per hour on level ground; affix its logo to each dockless vehicle; provide at minimum a toll-free telephone number and website address on each dockless vehicle.
Maximum fleet permitted within jurisdiction: 5,235
Maximum fleet permitted per provider: 600
600 units max for the first month of operation; increases of up to 25% per quarter based on the company’s starting fleet size may be allowed at DDOT’s discretion. Permit holder may operate electric scooters, the total of which may not be less than 500 dockless vehicles. When the Permit holder begins operations, no more than 2,500 scooters, may be operated by the Permit holder.
Requests by the Permit holder to operate more than 2,500 vehicles will be evaluated semi-annually by DDOT, and may be granted at DDOT’s discretion based on good performance during the period prior to the evaluation and program need.
Adaptive dockless sharing vehicles shall not be counted in the maximum number of vehicles allowed, provided that the Permit holder shall submit specifications for any adaptive dockless sharing vehicles, and the total number to be deployed, to DDOT for approval.
Minimum Operating Requirements:
Min 100 scooters deployed.
|Per Vehicle||USD$ 60||Monthly|
|Operating Permit||USD$ 250||Annually|
Application fee of fifty dollars ($50) per permit, plus a technology fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) per permit. A fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the initial permit to operate in the Public Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit, followed by fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for each annual renewal of the permit to operate in the public right-of-way. According to the month during which the dockless sharing vehicle will enter into operation in the District, a per vehicle fee of $60 if beginning in January, decreasing by $5 per vehicle each month (February $55 per vehicle fee; March $50, etc.).
Payment Method Requirements:
Required: cash and non-smartphone payment options; a low-income customer plan that waives any applicable vehicle deposit and offers an affordable cash payment option and unlimited trips under 30 minutes to any customer with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
Permit holder will offer a low-income customer plan that waives any applicable vehicle deposit and offers an affordable cash payment option and unlimited trips under 30 minutes to any customer with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, subject to annual renewal.
Government Parking Requirement:
The following areas are where dockless vehicles may be parked, provided that a minimum 5-foot clear zone for pedestrians is maintained at all times: 1. On a public sidewalk; 2. In the public right-of-way between the sidewalk and the curb; and 3. At a bike rack, if the bike rack is located in the public right-of-way but somewhere other than a public sidewalk, or the public right-of-way between the sidewalk and the curb.
Permit holder will offer a low-income customer plan that waives any applicable vehicle deposit and offers an affordable cash payment option and unlimited trips under 30 minutes to any customer with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; agrees to conduct a marketing campaign at its own cost in Equity Emphasis Areas to promote the use of dockless sharing vehicles particularly among low-income residents.
Required: operational plan with DDOT, including, at a minimum: a. Hours and days of operation, and any limitations thereon. b. Communication methods for educating users about safe operations and proper parking. c. Procedures for ensuring that the vehicle fleet is safe for use and wellmaintained. d. Procedures for responding to extreme weather events and special events. e. Procedures for responding to complaints. f. Procedures for ensuring availability of dockless vehicles in each Ward. Ensure customer data privacy, and not share any personal data of customers who use their mobility services with third parties (e.g. advertisers, investors etc.).
Encouraged: multilingual website with languages identified in the District of Columbia Language Access Act of 2004; provide a free helmet to customers upon request within 20 business days of the request.
Data Specification Requirements:
GPS Required? Yes
Required: Aggregated user data; Aggregated vehicle data; Aggregated trip data; records of waypoints; summary report; safety report on crashes
Public data reporting URL: See data reporting website