Small Vehicles, Big Impacts! Bikeshare and Dockless E-Scooters: What Works, What Doesn't, and What's Next?

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


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.


Philip Wolfe

Confirmed Speaker

Philip Wolfe is a community advocate who has served on Portland’s Commission on Disability since December, 2013, a volunteer group that works to make the city more accessible. He is active with the Commission’s Public Safety Committee. Read More

Briana Orr

Confirmed Speaker


Nicole Payne

Confirmed Speaker

Nicole Payne is the Program Manager at NACTO supporting Cities for Cycling, and the Better Bike Share Partnership. Prior to joining NACTO, Nicole worked with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation managing grant funded community development projects, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission on wheelchair accessibility initiatives, and MTA Bridges and ... Read More

Steve Hoyt-McBeth

Confirmed Speaker

Steve Hoyt-McBeth is a national expert on bike share and shared micromobility. He is the project lead for BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike share system. BIKETOWN has introduced numerous innovations to the US bike share market. Steve serves as a section manager at Portland’s Active Transportation and Safety Division, overseeing ... Read More

Eliot Rose

Confirmed Speaker

Eliot Rose is Senior Technology Strategist, Metro. He helps solve the new and pressing problems facing our cities so that they become more livable and equitable as they grow and change. I've got a decade of experience working with public agencies across the U.S. tackle emerging issues like ... Read More

Jean Crowther, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Jean Crowther is an AICP planner and Senior Associate with Alta Planning + Design, a national firm advancing transportation innovation to create active, healthy communities. She leads multi-modal plans and policy studies for jurisdictions of all sizes, and for the last 7 years, has specialized in bike share planning, regional active ... Read More

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