Community Engagement for Shared Mobility

Image: A young woman rides a Ford Go Bike in East Oakland. Photo Pamela Palma Photography
Shared mobility innovations can strengthen our communities and provide access to opportunity.

We want the benefits of bike share, car share, and other new shared mobility services to be enjoyed by those who need them most. Too often, people with disabilities, low-income residents, and communities of color have been excluded from safe and reliable transportation networks — this time it’s going to be different.

We believe people should play a central role in shaping the future of their communities. We partner with community-based organizations, cities and public agencies, and the private sector to bridge the gaps and connect people with shared mobility options.

  • Before bike share rolled out around the Bay Area, we surveyed residents in East and West Oakland about their transportation needs as part of Oakland Mobility (OakMob) 101. Together with our partners, we also successfully advocated for the new Ford GoBike system to offer discounted memberships and cash payment options, integrate with Clipper card, and expand the location of bike share docks into East Oakland.
  • After the launch of bike share in the Bay Area, TransForm teamed up with bicycle coalitions and community-based groups around the Bay as Bike Share for All, to spread the word about low-cost bike share memberships and other biking resources in communities that need more affordable transportation options. Discounted memberships made up 20% of all Ford GoBike memberships when our partners finished this outreach.

In 2018, we are teaming up with the San Francisco County Transportation Agency and SFMTA to understand the unique mobility challenges of Bayview (District 10) residents. Community input will help shape a strategy to ensure new mobility services meet the community’s needs. Funds collected from new development in the area will help implement the strategy.

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