Adaptive Bicycling Pilot Project
Workgroup Meeting Minutes - DRAFT
April 4, 2017
Submitted by Steve Hoyt-McBeth, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Joanne Johnson, ONI
Jeremy Robbins, Community Member
Joann, Elders in Action
Angel Rogers, Community Member
Jennifer Wilde, Incight NW
Members of the Public
Ryan Ross, Kerr Bikes
Adam Admundsen, Different Spokes
City staff supporting project
Nickole Cheron, Office of Equity and Human Rights (Facilitator)
Liz Hormann, PBOT
Steve Hoyt-McBeth, PBOT
II. Adaptive Bike Forum – Tuesday, April 25th, 4:30 -7pm Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue
- Please help us think about accommodation for participants at the event
III. Project Design Survey – Worgroup Results and Discussion
- Agreed upon elements
- Ride length – start at 1-hour (of riding time)
- Pricing – Honored Citizen’s Pass qualifies for subsidized pricing
- Waiver – required to rent a bicycle
- Pass Options – only single-ride and package/ frequent rider option
- Pilot Season – June to September/October
- Hours of Service – mirror bike shops (riders must be back a certain time before close.
- Pilot Locations – near multi-use paths
- ITEMS Discussed
- Storage of Mobility Device and Personal Items
i. Shop Experiences
- Different Spokes – can do wheelchair
- Hope that adaptive bikes will have room for personal items to be brought along
- Kerr Bikes
- Does provide storage
ii. Not 100% secure, but haven’t had any thefts
iii. Jeremy – question of security, probably wouldn’t accept it given how important the wheelchair is, and would lock in car. Would need a pretty secure situation
- Doesn’t think that should be required
iv. Joanne – would probably bring cane with her
v. Adam – use the reservation process to help the shops prepare
- Adam and Jeremy: space not an issue (KB—OMSI), Could City allow for storage facility
vii. Angel – Service Animal: could you purchase a crate
- City is willing to pursue this.
- Put on reservation form: does you have a service animal?
- BUDGET – consider including cost of two animal crates.
viii. DECISION: OK requiring mobility device storage as accommodation
- Helmets – Should the bike shops be required to provide helmets
i. DECISION: YES
- Reservation Process (Required)
i. Basic Contact Info
ii. Ability Assessment (have you used t
iii. Reservation Details (date and time)
iv. General Details and Info
v. QUESTION – Assessment
- Adam- Assessment is usually needed
- Sometimes it can take
- Ryan – Own reservation system for large groups. Like for adaptive rentals, like to have
- Steve – City of Eugene Adaptive Bicycle rental program requires initial assessment
- Joanne – understand the assessment and online intake, but don’t like the idea.
vi. Decision: Reservation and assessment required for first use, but after that walk-in available.
- Fittings and Transfer
i. Adam (Different Spokes) and Jen (Incight NW) both attested to the risk in conducting transfers, as both have injured themselves doing them.
ii. Decision: Shops will provide fittings, but not required to provide transfer services.
- Emergency Recovery
i. Private bike rental shops current practice?
- Kerr Bikes provides within a short radius
ii. Could be expensive to provide
iii. BIKETOWN doesn’t currently provide
iv. DECISION: Shops will not be required to provide, but will integrate communications into reservation intake process.
IV. Adaptive Bike Slide Show and Description (see attached PPT)
- Adam ran the group through slides of various adaptive bikes.
- Discussion centered around questions and comments on:
i. Both in terms of physical abilities and level of experience
- Ease of transfer
- Types of adaptive bikes shown
i. Hand Cycle
ii. Delta Trike