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File #: 19-42    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/23/2019 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion of electric scooters and other shared active transportation systems PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide an opportunity for the Board to discuss electric scooters and other shared active transportation systems.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Asheville - E-scooters and e-scooter share programs Ordinance, 2. Attachment B - Greensboro - Standup electric scooter share permit Ordinance, 3. Attachment C - Durham Shared Active Transportation Ordinance and Permit Requirements, 4. Attachment D - Charlotte Ordinance Amendment and Permit Requirements, 5. Attachment E - Staff Report - E-scooters and other Shared Active Transportation
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Discussion of electric scooters and other shared active transportation systems

PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide an opportunity for the Board to discuss electric scooters and other shared active transportation systems.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Zach Hallock, 919-918-7329, zhallock@townofcarrboro.org; Tina Moon, 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org; Trish McGuire, 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: Town staff have been observing the unfolding 'shared active transportation' revolution currently taking place in the major municipalities in North Carolina and throughout the nation. Shared Active Transportation refers to a variety of different shareable vehicles which can be un-powered or electric powered. These can include un-powered bikes, E-bikes, electric-assist bikes, electric scooters, and electric motorized jitney (a small rideshare vehicle). Additionally, different methods of system control for shared bikes and scooters have developed over time, these include: docked, dockless, and semi-docked. For more information about the differences between these vehicles types and system control, please refer to the Staff Report (Attachment E).

Carrboro's proximity to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) limits the locations where these programs can operate, due to the agreement between the University and the docked bikeshare system already in place. The operator of this system, Gotcha, has approached the Town of Chapel Hill (who in turn have reached out to Carrboro staff) to begin determining the effectiveness of a joint system between the University and both Towns. Gotcha could provide dockless bikeshare, e-scooters, and small electric motorized vehicles (jitneys) within Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and UNC. There would be no cost for the equipment and Gotcha would recover revenue through user fees and advertisements placed on the vehicles. The cost of any ancillary ...

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