New Regulations & Fees Likely Ahead For Bike-Share Companies In Dallas

Austin York
March 26, 2018 - 5:47 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - New regulations and fees are likely coming for the bike share companies operating in Dallas.  

Jared White with the city says they are debating different ideas, like dockless parking stations for the bikes, time limits for a bike to sit in one area and new permit fees. Many say that established parking stations for the bikes might change their opinion of them.

This all comes before electric bikes and electric scooters are scheduled to be rolled out in the coming weeks.

"Dockless electric assist bicycles and scooters are being deployed in other cities, and now the companies have expressed interest in doing this here in Dallas," White says.

"What we could look at is different rules for different parts of town. Perhaps they could have more bikes in downtown Dallas because they have a greater chance of turning over as opposed to the outskirts of the city."

White says there are around 10 to 12 thousand bicycles in Dallas and three other companies are looking to move into the market as well. 

The bicycle regulations proposal will be introduced to the city's mobility committee on April 9th.