The City’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS) has developed  rules and regulations for a Dockless Bike Share Pilot Program.  Dockless bike share would be separate from the existing Indego Bike Share Program and may allow for more communities to participate in bike sharing.

“Dockless” bike share differs from classic bike share systems like the Indego bike share program in a couple of key ways:

  • Dockless bikes are checked out only or primarily with a smartphone app.
  • They are not required to return to designated stations or ‘docks’ and can be rented or parked anywhere.
  • Dockless programs are operated separate from public programs like the Indego bike share program.

The Dockless Bike Share Pilot Program will allow more neighborhoods to benefit from bike share services, while allowing the City to assure that the operating companies manage their fleets responsibly, safely, and in line with the CONNECT plan creating a transportation system that benefits everyone.

Firms interested in applying for a dockless bike share permit should download the Application Overview (below) and submit a letter of intent by August 30th 2019.

All applications must conform to the City of Philadelphia’s dockless bike share regulations:

Questions about the dockkess bike share program should be directed to otis@phila.gov.



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