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Micromobility Coordination

SANDAG launched a Regional Micromobility Coordination effort among municipalities, transit agencies, universities, and military to establish best practices for effective micromobility operations.

Micromobility services like dockless bikeshare, e-scooters, and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) have quickly become popular mobility choices in the San Diego region. While these low speed travel modes offer convenient travel options, the operation of successful micromobility programs can be challenging for local agencies. SANDAG has established a Regional Micromobility Coordination effort to support local jurisdictions as they deploy micromobility programs while building consensus among cities and other stakeholders in the areas of data sharing, micromobility parking and passenger loading, education/outreach, and equity.

Regional Micromobility Data Sharing Requirements

SANDAG collaborated with local cities to develop a set of Regional Micromobility Data Sharing Requirements. Micromobility operator compliance with these requirements will help ensure local cities, transit agencies, universities, and military bases receive the raw data and corresponding analyses needed to inform both capital improvements and micromobility policy decisions

Draft Regional Micromobility Data Sharing Requirements_Version 3_1-24-19

Draft Regional Micromobility Data Sharing Requirements_Version 3_1-24-19 [original with strikeouts]

Regional Micromobility Coordination Meetings

Meeting #1 - Data Sharing (9/24/18) – Agenda, Presentation, Meeting Summary

Meeting #2 – Data Sharing and Micromobility Regulations (11/29/18) - Agenda, Presentation, Summary, and Draft Data Sharing Requirements

Meeting #3 – PBOT Pilot Evaluation Highlights & Data Sharing (3/7/19) - Agenda, Draft Data Sharing Use Cases

Local Agency Policies and Regulations

City of Chula Vista – Shared Micro-Mobility Device Pilot Program – Permit Requirements

City of El Cajon – Dockless Vehicles - Ordinance

City of Encinitas – Shared Mobility Pilot Program – Ordinance (1st Reading)

City of San Diego – Shared Dockless Mobility Devices – Proposed Regulations

City of Solana Beach – Shared Mobility Pilot Program - Ordinance

Peer City Policies and Regulations for Dockless Vehicles

This collection of peer agency micromobility regulations was created to assist local cities, universities, and military bases with development of local micromobility pilot programs:

Micromobility Policy Tracker

Links to peer city regulations including operator selection processes and data sharing requirements discussed during Meetings #1-3:

Seattle – Free-Floating Bike Share Pilot and Evaluation Report

San Francisco – Stationless Bikeshare Program and Powered Scooter Share Pilot

Santa Monica – Shared Mobility Pilot Program and Final Administrative Decision Memo

Portland – Shared Electric Scooter Pilot and E-Scooter User Survey Results and 2018 E-Scooter Findings Report

Other Resources

Transportation for America - Shared Mobility Playbook

Transportation Research Board: Governing Micro-Mobility – A Nationwide Assessment of Electric Scooter Regulations

NABSA: Dockless Bikeshare Regulation Preliminary Guidance

NACTO Policy 2018: Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation

Remix: Micromobility Policy Survey

Circulate San Diego: Recommendations for Local Governments Regulating Dockless Mobility

Related Legislation

AB 604 (2015) – Electrically Motorized Boards

AB 2989 (2018) – Motorized Scooter: Use of Helmet: Maximum Speed

Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs)

NEVs are low speed motorized vehicles that have four wheels and can reach speeds of up to 25 mph. They offer a zero-emission mobility option that is convenient for making short trips within the community. NEVs appear throughout the SANDAG Regional Mobility Hub Strategy as a clean energy mobility option for urban and suburban communities alike.

In 2018, SANDAG sponsored Senate Bill 1151 (Bates) to authorize any city within San Diego County to establish a NEV transportation plan. These plans identify where NEVs can safely operate in a community in addition to opportunities for implementation of NEV infrastructure including parking, dedicated lanes, and more. SB 1151 supports a regional approach to expanding shared mobility choices, enhancing connections to transit, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Webinar: NEV Transportation Planning in California

SANDAG hosted a webinar on 11/6/18 to relay information about SB 1151 and opportunities for NEV expansion in the San Diego region. Guest speakers Tom Kirk (Executive Director, Coachella Valley Association of Governments) and Ray Leftwich (Engineer, City of Lincoln, CA) shared their experience with NEV plans and facilities while highlighting benefits and challenges associated with NEV implementation.

Webinar Recording:

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Transportation Plans

City of Lincoln: NEV Transportation Plan (2006)

City of Rocklin: NEV Transportation Plan (2008)

Cities of Lincoln and Rocklin: NEV Transportation Plan Evaluation (2011)

Western Riverside Council of Governments 4-City NEV Transportation Plan (2010)

Coachella Valley Association of Governments: NEV Transportation Plan (2016)

LA Metro: Slow Speed Network Strategic Plan for the South Bay (2017)

NEV Shuttle Operations in the United States

NEV shuttles offer zero-emission mobility options that enhance connections to transit, commercial destinations, and more. SANDAG has compiled information on several NEV shuttle operations in the US: NEV Shuttle Operations in the US

Project Managers

Marisa Mangan, Associate Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 595-5614, Email:

Eva Sanchez, Transportation Demand Management Program Intern
Phone (619) 595-1326, Email:

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