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.
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.