Dockless Mobility Program

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Dockless mobility services allow users to rent, retrieve and return bicycles, scooters or similar products using mobile devices, cards or other means without the use of fixed docking stations. The City of Austin's Dockless Mobility Program, which regulates these operations, was established May 7, 2018.

The Dockless Mobility Community Survey was available throughout the month of August 2018 and is now closed.

The Director Rules for Deployment and Operation of Shared Small Vehicle Mobility Systems were posted online for public comment in October 2018. The comment period has closed, and Austin Transportation filed the final rule on Nov. 9, 2018, on the City of Austin's Dockless Mobility Program website.

The Director Rules for Deployment and Operation of Shared Small Vehicle Mobility Systems were informed by existing state and local law, mobility and safety goals, industry trends and public feedback gathered through an online survey. They were also informed by a series of briefings and discussions with the Urban Transportation Commission, the Downtown Commission, the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, the Pedestrian Advisory Council, the Bicycle Advisory Council and a community-led discussion hosted by the Downtown Austin Alliance.

Dockless mobility services allow users to rent, retrieve and return bicycles, scooters or similar products using mobile devices, cards or other means without the use of fixed docking stations. The City of Austin's Dockless Mobility Program, which regulates these operations, was established May 7, 2018.

The Dockless Mobility Community Survey was available throughout the month of August 2018 and is now closed.

The Director Rules for Deployment and Operation of Shared Small Vehicle Mobility Systems were posted online for public comment in October 2018. The comment period has closed, and Austin Transportation filed the final rule on Nov. 9, 2018, on the City of Austin's Dockless Mobility Program website.

The Director Rules for Deployment and Operation of Shared Small Vehicle Mobility Systems were informed by existing state and local law, mobility and safety goals, industry trends and public feedback gathered through an online survey. They were also informed by a series of briefings and discussions with the Urban Transportation Commission, the Downtown Commission, the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, the Pedestrian Advisory Council, the Bicycle Advisory Council and a community-led discussion hosted by the Downtown Austin Alliance.