Shared Mobility

San Mateo County Shared Micromobility Study and Implementation Plan

About

C/CAG and partnering agencies strive to provide a safe, accessible, and comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities for a diverse population in San Mateo County. These facilities aim to increase mobility and provide equitable levels of access to affordable and reliability transportation options. Micromobility was also one of the recommended programs in the 2021 C/CAG Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The C/CAG Board of Directors directed staff to investigate the feasibility of a micromobility program, compile research and best practices, and develop program guidelines to support jurisdictions that wish to launch a program.

The key deliverables for the Study include the following:

  1. Evaluate the feasibility of a micromobility program
  2. Define program benefits, establish County specific goals and performance measures
  3. Perform case studies research, and summarize findings and recommendations
  4. Assess market demand and identify potential pilot locations throughout the County; and
  5. Develop program guidelines and sample micromobility permit application, and draft ordinance template with fee examples.

What is micromobility?

Micromobility refers to services such as bikeshare and scooter-share, where users are able to check out various small and light-weight vehicles for short term use through a self-service rental portal. It has been envisioned as one of the tools to address first and last mile challenges, bridging the transportation gap between home and transit stations, and from transit stations to places of employment. Other benefits of micromobility includes reducing short distance vehicle trips and increasing transportation access.

Ad Hoc Advisory Group (AHAG) Members

C/CAG formed an Ad Hoc advisory group with representatives from the following organizations to collaborate on the Study throughout the planning period:

Caltrain Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce
SamTrans C/CAG Bicycle Advisory Committee (BPAC) Samaritan House
BART City of Redwood City Genentech/Oyster Point Commuter Coalition
San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) City of San Mateo Meta (Facebook)
Commute.org City of San Carlos Kaiser Permanente
San Mateo County Planning City of Burlingame Pacifica Voice/Coast Commute
San Mateo County Office of Sustainability City of South San Francisco A small business in Pacifica
College of San Mateo/Community School District

AHAG Meeting Notes

Meeting #1 (Kick Off/Strategy Session) – Feb 7 2022

Meeting #2 (Draft Feasibility Memo) – Apr 11 2022

Meeting #3 (Draft Program Recommendations) – July 29 2022

Meeting #4 – (Draft Program Guidelines) – September 12, 2022

Engagement Schedule

The following deliverables will be reviewed by the AHAG, C/CAG Committees, and C/CAG Board before final approval of the C/CAG Board.

Event Date
Present Draft Feasibility Memo  April-May 2022
Present Best Practices and Draft Program Recommendations July-September 2022
Review and approve Implementation Plan (Draft Program Guidelines and Regulatory Framework) September-November 2022

Tell Us What You Think

Please fill out the survey: https://forms.gle/WpC4pVF1vMVMSWdF6 to provide your input and questions. The survey aims to identify publics’ interests, concerns, and recommendations related to the San Mateo County Shared Micromobility Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan. Survey was closed on June 17th, 2022. 

Your comments and feedback are key to this project’s success. In addition to the survey, you may also direct any questions to C/CAG staff Kim Wever at kwever@smcgov.org.