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File #: 19-1223    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/2/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Nine-Month Pilot Shared Mobility Program.
Attachments: 1. 19-1223_Attachment 1 DRAFT MOU, 2. 19-1223_Attachment 2 DRAFT PERMIT APPLICATION, 3. 19-1223_Attachment 3 DRAFT VENDOR DATA RECS, 4. 19-1223_Attachment 4 DRAFT EVALUATION AND OUTREACH CRITERIA, 5. 19-1223_Attachment 5 TC Endorsement Letter, 6. 19-1223_Attachment 6 PRESENTATION PILOT PROGRAM
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Nine-Month Pilot Shared Mobility Program.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a nine-month pilot program to allow private companies to operate fleets of rental dockless shared mobility devices within the City of Alexandria.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council authorize the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding, similar in form and substance to the draft provided as attachment 1, subject to City Attorney approval, with participating companies for a nine-month pilot program for operation of private dockless shared mobility devices within the City right-of-way.

BACKGROUND: As described in a September City Council briefing, staff has been developing a proposal for a pilot program to allow operation of shared mobility devices (SMDs, i.e. "dockless" bikeshare and electric scooters) and seeking to understand how other communities are handling these particular transportation options. Staff reviewed the District of Columbia and Montgomery County pilots, industry publications and guidance, and evaluations from cities across the county.

Five companies operate SMDs such as "dockless" bikeshare bikes (both pedal and electric pedal-assist) and electric stand-up scooters in the District and Montgomery County, MD. The District and Montgomery County pilot programs, which started in fall 2017, include minimal operating agreements and no permit fees. These jurisdictions have extended their pilot programs through the end of 2018. DC considers its pilot successful and intends to continue allowing SMDs to operate beyond the end of 2018 under permanent conditions.

In October 2018, Arlington County began a pilot program, allowing up to 350 vehicles, per type of vehicle, per company, for ...

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