Fleet Cycles e-cargo bike pilot program

Thank you for participating in the Fleet Cycles electric cargo bike pilot program!

As part of the pilot, you must submit the below form and schedule a training session with Fleet Cycles. After you submit this form, you will be provided with Fleet Cycles’ contact information.

Please note: students may not operate the electric cargo bike unless they are employed by UW-Madison.

More information on bike safety can be found at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.

Questions? Contact Chuck Strawser, UW Transportation Services, at charles.strawser@wisc.edu or (608) 263-2969.

Safety information and consent for Fleet Cycles e-cargo bike pilot program

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By participating in the pilot, you agree to uphold the below laws and safety practices. Please read each item carefully before submitting the form.

• You agree to be the point of contact for the pilot for your unit/department and ensure all users of the bike have read and agree to the information contained in this form.

• You agree to arrange a training session with Fleet Cycles prior to taking control of the electric cargo bike for my unit/department. Any employee who might use the bike should receive training.

• In the event of mechanical failure, damage, theft, or repair need, contact Chuck Strawser, UW Transportation Services, at charles.strawser@wisc.edu or 608-263-2969.

• You may operate the bike on roadways, bike lanes, or multi-use paths. Operating the bike on sidewalks is to be avoided if possible.

• If your work requires operating the bike on a sidewalk, proceed with caution at a low speed and will yield to pedestrians.

• Do not park the bike on sidewalks blocking pedestrian access.

• The bike must be stored securely with the provided combination lock when not in use, or when parked and left unattended. In the case of theft, contact Chuck Strawser, UW Transportation Services, at charles.strawser@wisc.edu or 608-263-2969.

• On roads without bike lanes, ride at least three feet from the curb or parked vehicles/debris in the curb area. Ride in straight lines: do not swerve around parked vehicles or other obstructions.

• If a lane is not wide enough to share with a car, ride in the center of the lane. For lanes wide enough to share with a car, ride on the right side of the traffic lane and avoid riding tightly along the curb.

• Always ride in the same direction as traffic.

• Obey all traffic laws.

• Be predictable: let other road users know where you intend to go by using traffic signals when turning left, right, or changing lanes.

• Be aware of motorists turning right in your direction of your travel, and turning left in the opposite direction of your travel. Take evasive action if a motorist turns right or left in front of you.

• To increase your visibility to to other road users, wear bright colors when operating the bike during the day, and retro-reflective items at night.

• Wisconsin state law requires use of a white headlight and rear reflector at night. The bike comes equipped with the required lights.

• Wear a CPSC-certified bike helmet while riding the bike. Most bike-related injuries impact the head and forehead, so it is recommended the helmet be worn just above the eyebrows and level with the ground.

• Low-cost helmets are available through the UW Health Safety Center

• Remain aware of changing road surfaces, new construction, debris, snow/ice, wildlife, or other roadway barriers that could be hazardous to you and/or the vehicle operators around you.

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