Shared Micromobility

The Denver Regional Council of Governments’ regional transportation planning process is inherently multimodal in scope and cross-jurisdictional in practice. Following the quick launch of dockless bikeshare in the region, it became clear that regional collaboration was essential to a coordinated response and approach to shared micromobility. Over the past few years, with the addition of electric scooters and electric bikes to shared micromobility fleets, state lawmakers and local policymakers have been working to create a regulatory environment that both enhances safety and mobility while simultaneously upholding civic goals.

DRCOG staff supports local, regional, state and federal agency conversations and fosters collaboration with partner agencies on shared micromobility through a regional Micromobility Work Group, which meets quarterly. In December 2020, the regional Micromobility Work Group developed a document detailing Shared Micromobility in the Denver Region, including considerations for local agency implementation and regional consistency. 

DRCOG and public agencies in the region have established a Shared Micromobility Data Collaborative, which facilitates shared micromobility data sharing and analytics in the Denver region. Recently, as part of this project, DRCOG launched a regional data portal  that summarizes shared micromobility trips and usage in the region, this portal also links to local open data portals that provide additional details about usage in each city with a shared micromobility program. To learn more about the regional effort, check out Ride Report’s description of the project.
 
In support of statewide micromobility efforts, DRCOG participates in the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition Micromobility Subgroup. In fall 2021, DRCOG worked with partners through the subgroup to inventory shared micromobility programs throughout Colorado; the inventory is available here. DRCOG staff used this inventory to develop an ArcGIS StoryMap, an interactive web map,  to describe and display shared micromobility programs throughout the state. This interactive product describes the state of shared micromobility in Colorado, along with information about the different shared micromobility programs operating today. Check out the Shared Micromobility in Colorado StoryMap.