Dockless Bike Share Pilot Project, Chicago, Illinois, 2018

  • Featured Overview
  • Date Enacted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Date Launched: May 1, 2018
  • Date Ended: Nov 1, 2018

Summary

Chicago, which already has a city-owned dock-based system, Divvy, is permitting a private dockless bikesharing network. Permitting requires adherence to the North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA) Code of Conduct, and specifically:

  • Fees ($250 for operation, plus $50 per bike, for 250 max) and fleet requirements, such as number of locked-to bikes.
  • Insurance and customer service requirements.
  • Vehicle specifications and performance measures
  • Geography of pilot, and geofencing requirements
  • Availability and data requirements
  • Equity and outreach requirements

The Streetsblog article posted below goes into more detail about the shape and location of the fleet.

The Streetsblog article posted below goes into more detail about the shape and location of the fleet. The City of Chicago also has a “Dockless Bikeshare Reporting Manual” that sets out the requirements for GBFS feed availability and the monthly data submissions to the city.

Updated June 2018

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