E-Scooter Program Update

At the May 20, 2021 BPAC meeting, Kerby Olsen, New Mobility Supervisor, gave a quick update on the E-scooter program and introduced two of the three new permitted operators: SPIN, VeoRide and LINK. Seymond Sumulong, Construction Inspector, gave an update on E-scooter parking enforcement and the effectiveness of the locking requirement.

Scooters with locking devices

Starting November 2020, shared e-scooters were required to lock to a bike rack, in-street corral or City street signs when not in use.

  • Before the locking devices were required, there were an average of 37 issues that were reported in OAK311 per month and an average 8 per month resulted to fines.
  • After the locking devices were required, there were an average of 32 issues that were reported in OAK311 per month and an average 0 per month resulted to fines.
    • Issues reported were down by 15%

The full presentation is below.

Presentation

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