“Dedicated Space” car share is the first and most common form of car share. This model consists of members making round trips from a dedicated location. Vehicles are available 24/7, and are owned by a car share organization. This form of car share can actually relieve parking congestion and expand car share services to neighborhoods without parking lots or garages. The City adopted the Dedicated Space Parking Permit in November of 2016 and is currently (June 2017) working with three car share organizations interested in pursuing permits.
Where, how many, and when?
As detailed in the Dedicated Space Car Share Terms and Conditions, the City will strive to ensure that as many Oaklanders can access car share services as possible through strategic siting policies and incentives. Operators can pursue permits throughout the City, but the price of the permit varies depending on the demand for the space. Operators will be incentivized to pursue spaces in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods like East and West Oakland though the opportunity area bonus formula. The City anticipates approximately 100 dedicated space vehicles will be located in on-street spaces over the course of the pilot, beginning in Summer 2017. The City hopes to permit more dedicated spaces down the road, based on the success of the pilot.