Following a four month “Shared E-Scooter Pilot” and the subsequent 2018 E-Scooter Findings Report, both of which are linked to below, the City of Portland launched the “E-Scooter Yearlong Pilot” on April 26, 2019.
The city remains interested in evaluating if Shared Scooters contribute to the following policy goals, which were updated to the following:
Pilot Objectives. This one-year pilot has the following objectives:
The pilot requires the private operators to submit equity and economic development as stated below. The right of way surcharges shown in the fee schedule also add an incentive
The Applicant has submitted, and PBOT has approved, a User equity plan that includes at a minimum discounted pricing for people on low-incomes, non-smart phone access options, and multiple languages for printed materials. The Applicant should detail any additional efforts to reduce barriers and increase access to Shared Scooters for historically underserved communities, including people with low-incomes, people of color, and people with disabilities;
The Applicant has submitted, and PBOT has approved, an economic opportunity plan for hiring and contracting with individuals from historically underserved communities including people with low-incomes, people of color, and people with disabilities. Applicants should provide details of existing partnerships with workforce development agencies in Portland;
Data and Evaluation
The pilot requires the private operators to share the 7 data fields shown below through a mobility data specification (MDS) for both planning and research, and realtime, as follows:
Permittees must provide the City or a City-identified third-party researcher or contractor access to data in accordance with the requirements specified in the City’s mobility data specification published at: https://github.com/CityofPortland/mobility-data-specification.
Permittees must also maintain publicly available APIs in accordance with the requirements specified in the City’s mobility data specification published at https://github.com/CityofPortland/mobility-data-specification/tree/dev/provider#realtime-data.
1. Unique reporter ID
2. Address, intersection, or coordinates (required field)
3. Scooter ID (required field)
4. Permit ID (optional field)
5. Issue type (Required field)
a. Response options should include, at minimum: Parking, maintenance, other
6. Report Description
7. Form submission timestamp (required field)
The attached Shared Electric Scooters Permit Application includes the details of the program.
See the MOD Learning Center entry to read more about the Portland 2018 E-Scooter Findings Report.
Updated May 2019