City of Dallas opens permit applications for shared dockless vehicles
The City of Dallas Department of Transportation will accept shared dockless vehicle permit applications starting Oct. 19 until Nov. 4. Companies that offer shared dockless vehicles to rent, like electric bicycles and scooters, will be eligible to apply for a permit.
“The Department of Transportation looks forward to reviewing and selecting new companies to begin the orderly operation of shared dockless vehicles in the City of Dallas,” Department of Transportation Director Ghassan Khankarli said. “We have heard from a number of residents and stakeholders who are excited for the program to return, and with the new rules in place we anticipate addressing previous concerns about the program while promoting multi-modal transportation.”
The city will be selecting up to three companies to issue permits to for the 2022-2023 permit cycle, in accordance with the Program Rules that were adopted in August. No permit applications will be accepted for 2022-2023 after the Call for Permit Applications closes. Companies will be allowed to deploy up to 500 devices at service launch, with the potential for that number to increase incrementally every three months based on ridership and complaint numbers.
Companies will be required to comply with the City’s scooter and electric bicycle parking regulations, “No Ride Zones” like parks, plazas, and trails, and “Slow Ride Zones” like Deep Ellum, that were adopted in recent months. To cut down on sidewalk and street clutter, there are also limits on the number of units companies can park on each block.
Companies interested in applying for a permit may do so here: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/transportation/Pages/dockless-vehicle-program.aspx