NACTO’s Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation (including dockless bike share and scooter share) provide standards for cities to manage companies that are not otherwise overseen or selected through competitive procurement processes or contracts, and sets minimum standards that all cities should require for managing this new industry on city streets. These include:
- permitting frameworks,
- city/company communication mechanisms,
- standards for communicating with the public,
- data requirements,
- minimum equipment safety standards, and
- customer privacy standards.
In addition to policy areas where all cities should be in alignment, the NACTO Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation detail where cities and policy makers should evaluate conditions at a local level, including parking options—from lock-to requirements to dedicated street space for Shared Active Transportation—and community engagement programs. The guidelines identify incentive-based permitting mechanisms that cities are using to encourage companies to provide service that meets their mobility and equity goals.
Thoughtful, smart management of these new mobility options is essential for cities as they work to protect the public right of way, increase mobility, and ensure that everyone benefits from new mobility options.
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This Guidance is made possible by the Better Bike Share Partnership. The Better Bike Share Partnership is a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems. The partners include The City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation.