NYC DOT’s dockless bike share pilot, which aims to test the newest technology in the bike share industry, will be extended for at least another 90 days to further evaluate the service model. This keeps the pilot running until May 2019. This is the second extension the pilot has received. The first was at the end of November 2018.
Dockless bikes can be parked almost anywhere, without the need for docks or stations, as long as it meets the parking guidelines set by the NYC DOT. Users can unlock and lock a bike using a smartphone app. The pilot includes the North Shore of Staten Island, Central Bronx and the Rockaways, Queens.
The pilot program is determining the best way of expanding bike share to neighborhoods outside of the Citi Bike service area. The pilot will continue to analyze sidewalk clearance needs, bike parking demands and community concerns. In addition, the DOT will evaluate dockless bike share operators' compliance with data accessibility and user privacy. The pilot will also evaluate the safety, availability and durability of the bikes themselves.
NYC DOT wants to hear from the public too! The NYC DOT has a survey where people can give feedback related to the pilot program. We'd like to hear NYC resident's feedback on the pilot, whether or not they've used dockless bikes. Any feedback is appreciated!
Dockless Bike Share Survey