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File #: 2018-5455 (60 minutes)   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/1/2018
Title: Recommendation to Approve the Continuation of the Dockless Bike Share Program with Refinements and with a Single Bike Share Company; and Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Acting City Manager to Approve in Substantial Form and Release a Request for Proposals for Dockless Bike Share and Negotiate and Enter into an Agreement and All Necessary Documents with the Successful Vendor. (Transportation 4226287)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Current LimeBike Agreement, 2. Exhibit 2 - Summary of Pilot-Period Data from LimeBike, 3. Exhibit 3 - Community Survey Summary, 4. Exhibit 4 - Community Survey - Like Responses, 5. Exhibit 5 - Community Survey - Dislike Responses, 6. Exhibit 6 - Community Survey - Additional General Responses, 7. Exhibit 7 - Request for Proposals, 8. Presentation - REVISED, 9. Presentation, 10. Resolution
Title

Recommendation to Approve the Continuation of the Dockless Bike Share Program with Refinements and with a Single Bike Share Company; and

Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Acting City Manager to Approve in Substantial Form and Release a Request for Proposals for Dockless Bike Share and Negotiate and Enter into an Agreement and All Necessary Documents with the Successful Vendor. (Transportation 4226287)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: Elizabeth D. Warmerdam, Acting City Manager

Re: Recommendation to Approve the Continuation of the Dockless Bike Share Program with Refinements and with a Single Bike Share Company; and Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Acting City Manager to Approve in Substantial Form and Release a Request for Proposals for Dockless Bike Share and Negotiate and Enter into an Agreement and All Necessary Documents with the Successful Vendor

BACKGROUND

The City launched as a six-month pilot program for dockless bike share 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 six months and over 41,000 trips have been taken. Using the available data and surveys of the community and stakeholders, 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.

The initial 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 pub...

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