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File #: 21-150    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/30/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action:
Title: Update on Bike Share and Consideration of Town Code Amendments Relating to Bike Share, E-Bikes, E-Scooters and other Micromobility Devices, and Bikeways PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Town Council with an update on a proposed bike share pilot and to consider amendments to the Town Code that would add new definitions and establish standards relating to bikeways, shared use systems, e-bikes and other micromobility devices.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Draft Town Code Amendments for Shared Active Transportation Systems_4-29-2021, 2. Attachment B - UNC Gotcha Service Area Map, 3. Attachment C - PBIC_Brief_MicromobilityTypology
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Update on Bike Share and Consideration of Town Code Amendments Relating to Bike Share, E-Bikes, E-Scooters and other Micromobility Devices, and Bikeways
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Town Council with an update on a proposed bike share pilot and to consider amendments to the Town Code that would add new definitions and establish standards relating to bikeways, shared use systems, e-bikes and other micromobility devices.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon, 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org; Zachary Hallock, 919-918-7329, zhallock@townofcarrboro.org;
Patricia McGuire, 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: Over the last several years, interest in bike shares and micromobility has increased as popular alternatives to vehicles or options for first/last miles of transit trips. At the October 13, 2020 Town Council meeting, staff provided an overview of a possible bike share pilot using e-bikes in collaboration with the Town of Chapel Hill, UNC and Gotcha (Town of Carrboro - Meeting of Town Council on 10/13/2020 at 7:00 PM (legistar.com)). UNC contracted with Gotcha to operate its pedal bike share program, which extends into the eastern end of Carrboro with a docking station at the end of the Libba Cotten bikeway (Attachment B).
BOLT purchased Gotcha, in 2020 and will continue to operate UNC's bike share until the end of the original contract in May 2022. Staff has met regularly with Chapel Hill, UNC and Gotcha to develop the framework for the e-bike pilot which would provide a larger service area for Carrboro residents. In initial discussions with BOLT, representatives have expressed an interest in pursuing the pilot, but additional conversations will be needed to review the specifics in the proposal and associated draft contract developed with Gotcha. Staff is seeking Council direction on whether to continue these negotiations, with the interest ...

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