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File #: 2018-5019   
Type: Council Referral
Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/3/2018
Title: Consider Directing Staff to Provide Information on the Citywide Dockless Bike Sharing Program and Return to Council with Additional Safety Requirements. (Mayor Spencer and Vice Mayor Vella) [Not heard on December 19, 2017; January 2 or 16, 2018, February 6 or 20, 2018, or March 6 or 20, 2018]
Attachments: 1. LimeBike Agreement, 2. LimeBike Memo, 3. Correspondence
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Consider Directing Staff to Provide Information on the Citywide Dockless Bike Sharing Program and Return to Council with Additional Safety Requirements. (Mayor Spencer and Vice Mayor Vella) [Not heard on December 19, 2017; January 2 or 16, 2018, February 6 or 20, 2018, or March 6 or 20, 2018]

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COUNCIL REFERRAL FORM

The Council can take any of the following actions:
1) Take no action.
2) Refer the matter to staff to schedule as a future City Council agenda item.
3) Take dispositive action if sufficiently noticed such that the public and Council have been provided sufficient information by the published agenda, and no formal published notice of a public hearing is required.

Name of Councilmember requesting referral: Mayor Spencer and Vice Mayor Vella

Date of submission to City Clerk (must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting requested): December 4, 2017

Council Meeting date: December 19, 2017

Brief description of the subject to be printed on the agenda, sufficient to inform the City Council and public of the nature of the referral:

1) Provide information on staff's authority to enter into a contract for a Citywide dockless bike sharing program (LimeBikes - see attached contract).

At the January 17, 2017 meeting, the staff recommendation was to provide comments on draft transit strategies, including:

"...The development of the Feasibility Study and a Letter of Interest for the MTC grant program guided staff in considering and deferring the idea of pursuing implementation of a full-scale bike share system in Alameda at this time...

Instead, staff suggests pursuing a phased approach starting with the Alameda Point bicycle loaner program that is required as part of the Site A development, and to continue to monitor the evolving technology and the development of other bike share systems in the Bay Area, some of which may be better suited to Alameda's size and needs. MTC is expected to issue a second...

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