2018 National Planning Conference

Planning Dockless Bike-Share Systems

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CDT

Location: 213

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188162


  • Innovations in bike-share technology, including dockless bikes
  • Benefits and challenges to stakeholders in your community, as well as “next steps” and options for starting a bike-share program .
  • How to institute proactive or improved policies on dockless bike-share programs


Dockless bike-share is quickly coming to cities around the world. The appeal of picking up and returning a bicycle virtually anywhere, supported by venture-capital investment, is driving these new systems of on-demand mobility. However, this convenience poses challenges with scattered and abandoned bikes. This session features planners, operators and policy experts at the forefront of dockless bike-share systems. Speakers will cover general information on bike-share and how dockless systems operate. At a more detailed level, speakers will address planning needs for integrating dockless bike-share into mobility and infrastructure planning. From citywide to downtown, from a college campus to tourist town, dockless bike-share requires strategies for proactively managing permits, setting service-level standards, establishing system boundaries, and collecting and sharing data. Panelists will explore related policy and management strategies and considerations for meeting some of the larger challenges, such as rebalancing (to meet supply with demand), retrieving abandoned bikes, and sidewalk parking congestion. Learn how dockless bike-share is leveraging the technology and planning approaches tested through existing bike-share system models, and modifying them to provide new solutions, from innovative payment options to price incentivizing and from GPS-tracking to system integration.

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Session Speakers

Gauthier Derrien
Miami Beach, FL

Lisa Nisenson
Arlington, VA

Jean C. Crowther, AICP
Alta Planning + Design
Portland, OR

Kimberly Lucas
Washington, DC

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