The City’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS) is currently developing the rules and regulations for a Dockless Bike Share Pilot Program later this year with participating communities in Philadelphia. 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.
oTIS will announce next steps in the Dockless Bike Share Pilot in the coming month.
If you or members of your community are interested in providing your feedback or receiving updates on the Dockless Bike Share Pilot Program, please respond to the short survey here:
Philadelphia Dockless Bike Share Pilot Program Survey