At the August 19, 2021 BPAC meeting, Kerby Olsen, OakDOT New Mobility Supervisor, led a discussion of proposed changes to E-scooter parking rules. Representatives from shared E-scooter operators in Oakland were also in attendance.
Amy Falkenstein, Operations Manager at Lime, gave a presentation on the E-scooter locking policy change proposal. The full presentation is below.
“Once we launch, Lime plans to work directly with the City to focus daily deployment and rebalancing of our scooters to ensure that at least 50% of our fleet is located in Communities of Concern. Our goal is to ensure that we truly are serving all of Oakland in an equitable, sustainable, and demand-responsive manner.”
Increasing Capacity at Bike Racks
- Adding a 2nd scooter only adds ~6 inches to the total footprint
- Will allow for parking of private bicycles while not impeding walkways
Oakland Bike Rack Distribution
- Total of 3,500 bike racks throughout the City with a majority concentrated in Downtown Oakland, little overlap with CoC
- Given bike rack distribution, there are not enough bike racks to achieve the 50%+ CoC deployment target with four different providers
- Need +1,000 bike racks distributed across equity regions to ensure CoC distribution compliance