Bicycle and Scooter Share

March 2020: This web page under construction.

Dockless Bicycle and Scooter Share Pilot Program

Shared mobility devices such as bicycles, electric bicycles, and electric scooters have been emerging as low-emission, convenient, and accessible transportation choices. The City of Palo Alto is introducing these shared mobility services as a new transportation option to expand and diversify travel options in the city. 

 The City of Palo Alto City Council approved a one-year pilot program to better understand the implications of these devices and its users. The pilot program is administered through Permit Regulations, which provide flexibility to adapt to changing environments and are subject to amendment during the pilot program.

 The City of Palo Alto will begin accepting applications for the Dockless Bicycle, Electric-Assist Bicycle, and Electric Scooter Share Pilot Program on DATE. For more information, refer to the application selection process below.

Application Process
Applicants seeking a permit shall submit a completed application package by 5:00pm on DATE.
[Link coming soon: Dockless Bicycle, Electric-Assist Bicycle, and Electric Scooter Share Pilot Program Permit Regulations]

Submit one searchable format via email and five hard copies by mail to the City of Palo Alto Office of Transportation.
 
Email: Micromobility@CityofPaloAlto.org

Mail: City of Palo Alto, Office of Transportation
250 Hamilton Ave, 5th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Re: Bicycle and Electric Scooter Sharing Pilot Program

 Schedule

Milestone

Estimated Timeframe

Permit Application Posted

EXACT DATE

Permit Application Due

EXACT DATE

Evaluation and Review of Submitted Applications

DATE RANGE

Permit Issuance to Selected Operator

DATE RANGE

Device Deployment

DATE RANGE

End of Permit Term

March 31, 2021


Documents

[Link coming soon: Dockless Bicycle and Scooter Share Pilot Program Permit Regulations]

[Link coming soon: Dockless Bicycle and Scooter Share Pilot Program Application Selection Process]