Dockless Mobility

Dockless Mobility Outreach

What is dockless mobility?

A new wave of micro-mobility is appearing on American streets. Most of the mobility options are geared toward in-town trips or the last segment of public transportation, like moving people from a bus stop to work. In Aspen, we already have docked mobility with bicycle sharing and a similar system with Car to Go. For example, people check a bike out of a station using an app and check the bike back into another station when finished.

Dockless mobility refers to systems of electric or manual bicycles or electric scooters that have no docking station where they are permanently housed. To use dockless mobility, customers unlock a bicycle or scooter wherever they find it, ride to their destination, then drop and lock it when they are finished – all using a smartphone app.

These dockless systems have been implemented in many large cities around the country. Maybe you’ve seen e-scooters on the streets of Denver or elsewhere on your travels.


Policy Issues

As dockless mobility is becoming increasingly common around the country, City Council is asking: Is dockless right for Aspen?

Last summer, Aspen City Council instituted a pause on allowing dockless mobility in order to gather public opinion and input on questions such as overall appetite for dockless in Aspen as well as regulatory options.

The City will compile a report documenting all input received and staff will meet with Council in early 2020 to discuss next steps and create recommendations for how Aspen can approach dockless mobility.

Below are two tabs to take a survey and offer your input on the future of dockless mobility in Aspen.

What is dockless mobility?

A new wave of micro-mobility is appearing on American streets. Most of the mobility options are geared toward in-town trips or the last segment of public transportation, like moving people from a bus stop to work. In Aspen, we already have docked mobility with bicycle sharing and a similar system with Car to Go. For example, people check a bike out of a station using an app and check the bike back into another station when finished.

Dockless mobility refers to systems of electric or manual bicycles or electric scooters that have no docking station where they are permanently housed. To use dockless mobility, customers unlock a bicycle or scooter wherever they find it, ride to their destination, then drop and lock it when they are finished – all using a smartphone app.

These dockless systems have been implemented in many large cities around the country. Maybe you’ve seen e-scooters on the streets of Denver or elsewhere on your travels.


Policy Issues

As dockless mobility is becoming increasingly common around the country, City Council is asking: Is dockless right for Aspen?

Last summer, Aspen City Council instituted a pause on allowing dockless mobility in order to gather public opinion and input on questions such as overall appetite for dockless in Aspen as well as regulatory options.

The City will compile a report documenting all input received and staff will meet with Council in early 2020 to discuss next steps and create recommendations for how Aspen can approach dockless mobility.

Below are two tabs to take a survey and offer your input on the future of dockless mobility in Aspen.