BikeShare Redeployed With New Safety And Sanitation MeasuresRelease Date: 2020-07-28
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, on March 30, 2020, Public Works (PW) temporarily suspended the City’s BikeShare program based on guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (Health).
Recognizing the importance of shared micro-mobility as an affordable and accessible form of transportation for our community, PW worked with Health and the City Attorney’s Office to develop mandatory sanitation measures to be performed by all operators. These measures include the following:
- All Operators must ensure personal protective equipment are worn by all field staff.
- Micro-mobility fleet devices and staff vehicles are to be sanitized and disinfected daily, with an emphasis on frequently touched surfaces.
- All Operators must educate staff and riders on proper COVID-19 safety and sanitation.
- All Operators must submit safety and sanitation protocols to PW for approval prior to deployment of fleet.
Redeployment of the City's BikeShare Program began on Monday, July 27, 2020 and is expected to take one to two weeks for full deployment.
We will continue to monitor these updated safety efforts, as well as COVID-19 health orders, and adjust these protocols as necessary. For more information on our BikeShare program, visit longbeachbikeshare.com.