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Dockless Vehicle Program permit applications open on Wednesday

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 09:01:14-04

BALTIMORE — A new permit application for the city's Dockless Vehicle Program was announced on Wednesday, providing alternative transportation options for residents and visitors in the city.

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The application period for the first annual permit opened on Wednesday and will extend through July 24. With this program, citizens are able to conveniently rent electric scooters and bicycles for short-term one-way trips through the city. Dockless vehicles do not need to be parked in a bike rack or any other docks. They can be left nearly anywhere.

“Dockless technology is providing new and effective alternative transportation options for residents and visitors throughout Baltimore City,” said Mayor Jack Young. “These bike and scooter share systems which operate without any physical stations have expanded transportation access throughout the city, and help us to meet our goal of providing more efficient and sustainable transportation options for everyone."

Permits will be active for one year, beginning in August. The ordinance and permit rules are based on an evaluation of Baltimore City Department of Transportation's six-month pilot where private companies provided dockless scooters and bicycles for the public to rent.