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Phoenix wants ideas on how to expand its shared bike and scooter program

Phoenix is looking for ideas from people living across the city on how to expand its  Shared Micromobilty Program

The city seeks to increase public participation in the program which uses small vehicles to help people travel short distances. Vehicles include pedal bikes, adaptive scooters and three-wheel standing and sitting electric scooters.

Gregg Bach is a spokesperson for the Phoenix Street Transportation Department.

"Right now, it operates in the downtown core and then a little bit to the east and west and south of downtown," Bach said. "So, looking at expanding the geographic boundaries to, maybe, have a more citywide availability."

Currently, Lime and Spin electric bikes and scooters are parked in different areas downtown. Additional micro mobility vehicles could be deployed next.

“When you talk about expansion, it can mean both expansion of the boundaries as well as expansion of the inventory, even if it's within the current boundaries," Bach said.

There are two opportunities for people to provide feedback. People can submit comments at a virtual council meeting on Oct. 26 or take the  online survey. It is available in English and Spanish through Nov. 15.  

More information on the program can be found at  phoenix.gov/streets/scooters.

Tori Gantz is an intern at KJZZ and a last-semester undergraduate in Arizona State University's journalism and mass communication program. Gantz started on air as an anchor at Blaze Radio ASU, where she rocks a weekly DJ set. They are from Green Bay, Wisconsin.Over the summer, Gantz was a Hearst Foundation fellow for Carnegie-Knight News21, an investigative reporting initiative hosted at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She covered the 2022 midterm elections as a Washington, D.C., correspondent for Cronkite News and a fact-checking intern on PolitiFact's national policy team. They have freelanced for several local publications.Gantz enjoys hiking, listening to live music and working with their book club.