The City of Memphis invites shared mobility operators to apply for permission to operate in Memphis. For the third year of the Shared Mobility Program, the City seeks to permit two to four operators, and a cumulative fleet of up to 2,000 shared mobility devices. The City reserves the right to permit operators’ respective fleets at various sizes. The City will select operators via an application process and evaluate applicants by their demonstrated experience, organizational and technological capacities, and alignment with the goals of the City’s Shared Mobility Program. Current operators must apply for permit renewal.
The City launched a pilot phase of the Shared Mobility Program in May 2018. Three operators (Bird, Explore Bike Share, and Lime) participated in this pilot phase, and provided a fleet of approximately 1,750 shared mobility devices. City staff collaborated with operators, local stakeholders, and members of the general public to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by shared mobility. Input from the pilot phase guided the development of permanent operating regulations that reflect national best practices within this emerging and rapidly growing field. The permanent Shared Mobility Program includes Bird, Explore Bike Share, OjO, and Spin as current operators.
Complete applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. (CST) on April 30. Further details on the application process and requirements are available below. The City desires to have successful applicants in operation by July 1.
The application form and final operating regulations are available through City Engineering, Bikeway and Pedestrian Program.