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File #: 2018-5382   
Type: New Business
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 3/28/2018
Title: Recommend Approval to the City Council for the Continuation of the Dockless Bike Share Program with Refinements and with a Single Bike Share Company (Action)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Current Limebike Agreement, 2. Exhibit 2 - Summary of Pilot-Period Data From Limebike, 3. Exhibit 3 - Community Survey on Dockless Bike Share - Summary, 4. Exhibit 4 - Community Survey on Dockless Bike Share - "Other" LIKE Responses, 5. Exhibit 5 - Community Survey on Dockless Bike Share - "Other" DISLIKE Responses, 6. Exhibit 6 - Community Survey on Dockless Bike Share - Additional General Responses, 7. Exhibit 7 - Staff Presentation, 8. Exhibit 7 - Staff Presentation (Revised)
Title

Recommend Approval to the City Council for the Continuation of the Dockless Bike Share Program with Refinements and with a Single Bike Share Company (Action)

Body

Transportation Commission
Date of Meeting (03/28/2018)
Item #5A
(ACTION)

Recommend Approval to the City Council for the Continuation of the Dockless Bike Share Program with Refinements and with a Single Bike Share Company


Background

Dockless bike share launched as a six-month pilot program in Alameda with LimeBike as the operator on October 5, 2017. The City was the first in the East Bay with dockless bike share and the second in the Bay Area, after South San Francisco. The program has now been in place for five and a half months, and over 41,000 trips have been taken. Using the available data and several surveys, the City comprehensively evaluated the program and developed a recommendation to continue this successful and community-supported program with enhancements to address the issues that were identified, all of which is described in this staff report.

The initial informal goals of the pilot program were (1) to test out dockless bike share (and bike share, in general) in Alameda to see how it functioned and how it was used and perceived by the community; and (2) to add another non-single-occupant-vehicle (SOV) transportation option for Alameda residents, visitors and employees, especially for making first and last mile connections to transit.
Bike share programs provide shared-use bicycles to the public, for a fee, expanding transportation options. They are typically targeted for short-trips, including the first and last mile to/from transit stops and stations. As with other shared mobility programs, modern bike share programs were made possible with the ubiquity of smart phones. Until 2017, most bike share programs used the docking system, with bikes required to be parked at a docking station.

In 2016, the City of Alameda prepared a Bike Share Feasibility Study to evaluate bringi...

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