New Mobility - Challenges and Opportunities
Photo credit: Erin Corbett
With technology changing every day, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is constantly on our toes; we need to be flexible to not only know what is coming, but also understand, analyze, and accommodate these changes for the progress of our community. Some of the new transportation technologies include autonomous vehicles, bike share, the various new personal transportation devices (PTD) like e-scooters, e-bikes, hoverboards, and so on. Who had thought that any of these would be used as a means of transportation, and here they are today – thousands of electric bikes and scooters are all around the Bay Area. These are not just affordable and easy to use, but are also environmentally friendly. PTDs make transportation easier by providing first and last mile connectivity and options for short trips.
We at SVBC, support the growth of such innovations. We believe that these services need to be provided in ways that protect safety and user privacy and that provide data to the public to facilitate planning and coordination of mobility. The need today is not just perfection, but to “test and learn” and evolve over time.
- Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2018 Plenary: New Mobility and the Future of Transportation
- National Association of City Transportation Officials Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2018
- E-scooters aren’t going anywhere — in fact, their numbers are still growing
- Battle over e-scooters building as city council considers possible new rules
- San Mateo weighs adoption of new e-scooters
- North America Bikeshare Association: Strategic Vision 2019
On December 3, the Burlingame City Council unanimously voted (5-0) to extend its dockless bike share program through June 2019 after strong survey results showed the system’s popularity.
Thank you to all who participated in the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! This year was our biggest year yet! A huge thanks to Mineta Transportation Institute for hosting and to all our Signature and Supporting Sponsors! Did you miss one of the breakout sessions or just want to check out the slides from a favorite speaker? Check them all out on our blog recap.
Photo courtesy of Curbed SF This post was written by our summer intern, Clay Volino Within the last year, companies such as Lime and Bird have brought thousands of electric scooters to California, including locally in San José. E-scooters offer an exciting new mode of...
At Pedal2Health events in affordable-housing communities, the number one barrier limiting resident participation stems from residents not owning a bike. A few reasons may include lack of access to bikes and secure bike storage, lack of safe bike infrastructure in...
Photo courtesy of San Jose Mercury News To help facilitate the roll out of shared bikes and e-scooters in San Jose, the City’s Department of Transportation is holding a two-part event where attendees will be able to both pilot the “latest craze in urban...
Are you all caught up with the Bike Share Battle? Great! Now we’ll talk about one of the main players, Ford GoBike through its bike share equity lens with a program called Bike Share for All. A quick overview - San Francisco Bay Area’s regional bike share network...
Brightly colored lime green and orange bikes, many of them ebikes, have begun to appear in packs in Downtown San Jose, Burlingame, and South San Francisco. They are eye-catching and are causing quite a stir. So what are all these new bikes? It’s quite a saga with many different story lines. Welcome to the Bike Share Battle!
SVBC attended the celebration of Ford GoBike’s expansion in San Jose last week. Read on about how we’re addressing bike share equity in the Bay Area through Bike Share for All program with communities of color and affordable housing developments.
Bike share has officially exploded with not one but at least six bike share companies offering their services and competing for city and individual customers throughout the Bay Area. Read on for an overview of the types of bike share available and the status of our area’s cities.
SVBC kicked off the spring season with a group ride through downtown San Mateo – but not just any ride. People who didn’t have (or want to use) their own bikes were encouraged to use San Mateo’s bike share service, called San Mateo Bay Bikes.