The City of Reno, which is the lead jursidiction, has joined with the City of Sparks, Washoe County, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC), and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to permit a “safe, accessible, user-friendly, and equitable bikeshare system that allows for seamless operations across the boundaries of the Participating Entities.” They envision a private, dockless sysstem that would include pedal-assist e-bikes, and would come at no cost to the participating jurisdictions.
The pilot, which runs from May 2018 to December, would include at a “minimum of 2,000 or more combined standard and pedal-assist bicycles. System expansion using a phased approach is anticipated with a minimum of 4,000 to serve the greater area.” The specifications for the vehicles are provided. Additionally, the operator must geofence and balance their bikes, provide customer service, be insured, and provide specified data, and a GBFS feed.
Updated April 2018