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File #: 21-320    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/23/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Review of Draft Bike Share RFP PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide Town Council an opportunity to discuss and comment on the beginnings of an RFP (Request for Proposals) to select a bike share service provider to create a unified system for Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment B - Draft Bike Share RFP, 3. Attachment C - Bike Share Interest Areas
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Review of Draft Bike Share RFP
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide Town Council an opportunity to discuss and comment on the beginnings of an RFP (Request for Proposals) to select a bike share service provider to create a unified system for Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Zachary Hallock, Transportation Planner, 919-918-7329, zhallock@townofcarrboro.org; Tina Moon, Planning Administrator, 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION:
At the Council's May 11, 2021 meeting, staff presented information on a potential pilot bike share system, bike share system features, and town code amendments needed to enable/regulate a bike share system (Town of Carrboro - Item #: 21-159 (legistar.com)). Due to time constraints, the focus has shifted to the development of an RFP to select a bike share provider for Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and UNC.

Based on previous discussions by Council on bike share system features, a number of priorities have been identified. The beginnings of an RFP, which outlines these potential features, can be found as Attachment B. Specific direction from Council indicated that any bike share system should provide a variety of payment methods, ensure that bikes are located throughout town, (especially in areas identified in Attachment C), and be accessible to community members of all ability levels.

These potential features have been structured in such a way that some are required and some are optional, to be incorporated into the RFP. Due to the rapid changes in the bike share industry, many features have been left as optional, to allow for flexibility and innovation. Other aspects of the system (cost per ride, monthly subscription rate, rebalancing process) are left to the discretion of the respondents to describe. This would allow flexibility when evaluating submittals received, provided all the requirements were met.

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