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Provide Input on a JUMP Bikes Parking Pilot Project

Post Date:July 09, 2019 3:58 pm

The City of Davis wants your help evaluating JUMP bike parking and providing input on a JUMP Bikes Parking Pilot Project.  City Staff encourages you to share your thoughts about JUMP Bike parking in a nine-minute online survey. The Survey will be available at https://cityofdavis.org/bikes until July 26, 2019. The survey is open to Davis residents and people who work in Davis.

JUMP Bikes launched in Davis in May 2018. There are currently 200 electric-assist bike share JUMP Bikes in Davis and UC Davis. JUMP is a private for profit business operating in Davis, West Sacramento and Sacramento. JUMP users sign-up for the Uber phone application to locate a bicycle, scan the QR code on the bicycle, and then ride. JUMP has several membership plans for riders and the option to pay by the minute. Information about how to sign-up for JUMP can be found at JUMP.com.

The electric-assist bikes have been successful and JUMP wants to expand to 700 bikes in Davis. Even though JUMP Bikes are popular, we have experienced some challenges. The City of Davis regularly receives complaints about JUMP riders parking JUMP Bikes on sidewalks, pathways and blocking access ramps. The City Bike Share Ordinance requires that JUMP bikes be locked to bike racks. However, outside of the downtown bike parking is limited.

City Staff recognizes that bike parking locations might not be easy to find outside of the downtown and we are seeking your input on the types of bike parking you would support in your neighborhood. The survey includes three options for bike parking: (1) allowing JUMP Bikes to park perpendicular to the curb anywhere vehicular parking is permitted; (2) in designated on-street painted parking areas; and (3) on-street parking areas with bike racks. JUMP Bikes would still be required to park in bike racks downtown. There is also an opportunity to share your own suggested parking solutions.

Community input will help inform which parking option(s) to test.  After approximately one year, City Staff will evaluate the effectiveness of the parking option and if JUMP parking satisfaction has improved.  “City Council looks forward to the survey results to better understand residents’ neighborhood JUMP Bike parking preferences to promote and encourage people in Davis to ride JUMP bikes” Mayor Brett Lee. 

If you would like to report a JUMP Bike parked improperly contact JUMP Bikes at 1-833-300-6106. The JUMP Tech will ask you for the bike identification number, which is located on the back of the bicycle.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Donofrio, City of Davis Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator at jdonofrio@cityofdavis.org

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