What: Bike sharing and micro-mobility options such as E-Scooters are becoming increasingly popular. Originating in urban settings bike sharing has begun to expand to Westchester communities such Yonkers, White Plains and New Rochelle. These programs have increased access to downtowns and mass transit options while being environmentally friendly and promoting healthy living.
Why: Yorktown has five established and unique hamlets. Bringing bike sharing and micro mobility options will increase accessibility through an affordable, environmentally friendly and healthy option. Additionally it would allow for expanded campaigns that highlight the many scenic trails in Yorktown such as the Yorktown Trailway and North County Trailway. Lastly, it would provide one way of closing any gaps in transportation equity that may exist.
How: It begins with establishing an exploratory committee to determine the viability and safety of a bike sharing and micro-mobility program. Companies such as P3GM and Lime are aggressively seeking new markets to expand to.