As the value of the curb continues to rise, so does the list of micro-mobility operators deploying e-bike and e-scooter transportation services. This additional activity adds another layer of complexity to balancing mobility options in increasingly crowded public thoroughfares. Cities like Sacramento are seeking solutions to manage the curb as an asset while influencing the behavior of operators and their end-users, requiring unprecedented levels of private and public integration for successful deployments.
Early on, many cities banned scooters and e-bikes outright or limited deployment through maximum number of devices or operators; however, the City of Sacramento recognizes that active transportation is becoming an essential part of city infrastructure as the definition of a “livable city” changes. This case study looks at a real-world use case on applying ‘parking-like’ rules to shared-rideables (shared bikes and scooters) deployed in Sacramento, California. It also identifies what safety and security measures are being modified to accommodate parking of the vehicles as the industry evolves from parking to curbside enforcement.
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