Small Vehicles, Big Impacts! Bikeshare and Dockless E-Scooters: What Works, What Doesn't, and What's Next?
Thursday, April 25, 2019
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT
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How well do bikeshare programs and dockless e-scooters help us meet our transportation, climate change, and equity goals? Do they complement or compete with our existing active transportation infrastructure?
Bikeshare programs have been around for many years but recent technological improvements have enabled them to expand to cities nationwide. Similarly, in 2018 dockless e-scooters entered the scene and quickly became the latest disruption in urban transportation. Cities are reacting - some with permits, some with bans, others with partnerships. All are trying to answer the big question: How do we address these new disruptive technologies, prepare for whatever may come next, and adapt our transportation infrastructure and curb management practices?
This panel session will discuss how cities are responding to these new transportation options, Portland's pilot program and data-driven approach, ways to address equity, and what we can expect in the future.
Jean Crowther, AICP
TREC PDX, email@example.com