Offer Shared Micromobility

The following list is meant to make this goal more actionable and SMART.  This list may not be complete.

1.1 Launch Bikeshare:  The City has contracted to provide a fleet of 200 pedal-assist bicycles in Spring 2020.  A pedal-assist bikeshare fleet will encourage use by reducing barriers of entry.

1.2 Launch New E-Scooter System:  The City will select a long-term e-scooter vendor and launch with their system in Spring 2020.

1.3 Expand Micromobility:  Depending on local usage, local satisfaction, and national trends, expand the coverage area of a micromobility option(s) into Little Rock residential neighborhoods.  Aim for at least 600 units by 2025 and inclusion of downtown, East Little Rock, Pettaway, Hanger Hill, Central High, Capital View/Stifft Station, Hillcrest, Heights, Capitol Hill, Pine to Woodrow, Stephens Area Faith, Hope, Love, Midtown neighborhood associations, War Memorial Park, and the Central High Corridor.[1],[2]

1.4 Pass Appropriate Micromobility Ordinance(s) and Educate Residents: Shared micromobility provides a promise of a reduced carbon footprint but also a challenge for where these devices should be stored and operate.  The City will pass a micromobility ordinance(s), benefiting from national best practices developed through the successes and failures in other communities, detailing where devices should be stored and operated.

1.5 Allocate All Micromobility Revenue for BikePed Projects:  Shared micromobility is more widely used when infrastructure provides separation from vehicular traffic.[3]  Any revenue provided by micromobility companies for the use of our ROW should be locked into BikePed improvement projects, including but not limited to installing the alternative transportation network. 

1.6 Review and Improve Micromobility System: Using usage data and other data provided by our micromobility vendors, annually review system performance.  Based on that evidence, make any necessary changes to maximize system performance.

1.7 Coordinate with Little Rock campuses:  In the absence of City of Little Rock bikeshare, campuses have contracted with their own bikeshare providers to provide intra-campus transportation. [4],[5]  With the launch of bikeshare and our new e-scooter systems, these independent systems may begin to represent lost opportunities.  The City will lose the potential to expand its overall system by creating and expanding upon micromobility nodes at these campuses and the campuses will lose the ability to allow their micromobility systems to provide transportation alternatives to and from their campuses.  The City shall lead a program to coordinate its micromobility systems with independent Little Rock campuses or even smaller businesses.