Parking Compliance — Unleashing the Potential of Shared Micromobility

Fact: Right-of-way Management is Mandatory

Fact: Dockless Micromobility is More Popular than Dock-Based

Fact: GPS Technology has Shortcomings

Fact: Dockless Parking Rules Exist — in Most Cases

  • DO NOT block the right-of-way
  • Examples: middle of sidewalk, in the street, blocking curb ramps, in front of business entries, in a bus stop, etc…
  • DO park in the ‘furniture & landscape zone’ of the sidewalk (typically within ~2ft of the edge of the curb)
  • DO park near existing biking infrastructure (bike racks)
  • In some cities, DO use the lock-to cable to secure the scooter to a bike rack
  • If available, DO park in designated marked ‘scooter corrals’

How it’s Going…

  1. A good citizen rider attempts to park their scooter in the corral, but GPS does not recognize that they are in fact in the corral and the monetary reward is not distributed — leaving the customer disappointed and unlikely to try to comply again.
  2. A rider ends their ride 40 feet away across the street from a marked scooter corral, perhaps unaware of said corral. GPS mistakenly ‘locates’ the scooter in the corral and triggers the monetary reward — resulting in wasted operator dollars, and an undesired outcome.

How it Could be Going…

  • No longer needing to burden riders with the responsibility of taking and submitting photos at the completion of rides. PathPilot’s camera ensures a smoother end of ride experience while also guaranteeing a relevant photo that will inform any necessary actions.
  • Using PathPilot’s inferencing of parking, operators can nudge riders into better parking outcomes by surfacing real-time in-app alerts that increases the likelihood of good parking behavior — even where rules are not clear to the rider.
  • Dedicated parking corrals will become more effective because the PathPilot visually recognizes that a ride is being ended within a corral — eliminating the type of GPS related mistakes referenced above.
  • More accurate and granular information associated with dockless parking which helps paint a clearer picture for operators and cities. Enabling operators to be proactive about undesirable parking outcomes will reduce or avoid costly fines and cities will not be burdened with as much reactive enforcement.
  • Disability and community advocates will finally have their right-of-way concerns addressed and be more likely to embrace these forms of sustainable transportation without reservation.

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Micromobility veteran, enthusiast and evangelist. Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Drover AI. #bancars

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Alex Nesic

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Micromobility veteran, enthusiast and evangelist. Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Drover AI. #bancars

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