In summer 2016, Lloyd EcoDistrict, GenZe, and Go Lloyd launched an E-Fleet Pilot in the Lloyd District, offering 4 businesses access to e-bikes for a 3-week period. This program was created as a transportation solution in one of Portland’s most rapidly developing business and residential neighborhoods. Not only is the Lloyd E-fleet an investment in the health and happiness of employees, but will also contribute to the vitality of the Lloyd District as a whole by eliminating traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
We had four cohort buildings: Kaiser Permanente, Bonneville Power Administration, PacifiCorp, and American Assets Trust. Employees using the GenZe e-bike enjoyed taking it out for a lunchtime spin or using it as an alternative to getting to meetings off site, allowing them to “get some exercise without coming back to work out of breathe.”
Following the pilot, we developed a collective buy-in program. Through this collective buy-in program for the Lloyd District, companies were offered the chance to purchase an e-fleet at discounted rates, at a variety of sizes suitable for businesses large to small. The e-fleet works as an integrated transportation resource for employees, ideal for all their workday commuting needs.
The pilot generated excellent case study examples of what a permanent E-Fleet in the Lloyd would look like. The case study for the pilot can be found here.