Bike Share for the Community

By the Community

We believe a robust community engagement process is essential in creating a successful bike share system for the Bay Area. We have held dozens of public workshops and hundreds of meetings with community groups, merchant organizations, elected officials, neighbors and other stakeholders. We incorporate valuable community feedback into our planning process so that our stations provide the most benefit to local communities.

Please reach out to us at outreach@fordgobike.com to set up a community presentation, site walkthrough, or for more information about bike share. We want to hear from you!

Outreach Meetings and Events

October & November 2018*

CityOrganization/EventDate
San Francisco, District 11Sunday Streets Excelsior10/14/2018
San Francisco, District 8Glen Park Association10/18/2018
San Francisco, District 10Bayview Live10/20/2018
OaklandPothole Ride with Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT)10/20/2018
San Francisco, District 3North Beach Launch with North Beach Neighbors10/26/2018
San Francisco, District 10Health and Harvest Festival10/27/2018
San Francisco, District 3North Beach Farmers Market11/3/2018
San Francisco, District 5Japantown Task Force Land Use Committee Meeting11/5/2018
San JoseDistrict 3 Bike Share Expansion Workshop11/8/2018
San Francisco, District 2Marina & Cow Hollow Bike Share Expansion Workshop11/15/2018

*View additional 2018 Outreach Meetings
*View the 2017-2018 Oakland Outreach Report

Online Outreach

When siting proposed stations, we send online surveys to our neighbors to evaluate how bike share can best support the community's needs. In cases where our planners have identified a few feasible station locations, neighbors can vote for their preferred site through these surveys. When location options are limited, we sometimes still distribute surveys as a way to collect further feedback.

Check out some of our recent San Francisco survey results:

Check out some of our recent East Bay survey results:

Community Rides

We believe in the importance of meeting people where they are. In 2018, our outreach team began organizing and supporting community bike rides. These rides have helped educate people interested in or using bike share on street safety and have helped increase their confidence riding in the street.

To learn more or request a group ride for your organization, please email us at outreach@fordgobike.com.

San Francisco Specific Process Overview

In San Francisco, our proposed stations are presented at SFMTA public hearing every two weeks for further feedback. To learn when the next public hearing will take place and to learn more about Motivate's collaboration with SFMTA click here.

Meet the Outreach Team

Jean Walsh
Director of External Relations
Jean joined Ford GoBike in December 2017 after ten years of service with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Department of the Environment. She holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning from MIT and is fluent in Spanish.
Justin Nguyen
Outreach Coordinator (San Francisco, San Jose & East Bay)
Justin joined Ford GoBike in April 2017. He has a background in political organizing with time both in the California State Legislature and on the campaign trail. He has spent time as a community organizer in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco.
Eliza Yu
Outreach Coordinator/Planner (San Francisco & San Jose)
Eliza joined Ford GoBike in July 2017 after three years working for government agencies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UC Irvine and was born and raised in San Francisco’s Richmond District.
Alex Garcia
Outreach Coordinator (San Francisco)
Alex joined Ford GoBike in August 2017 after spending the previous three years focused on increasing diversity in tech through experiential trips and other hands on educational programming. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Stefania Pombo
Outreach Coordinator (San Francisco & Oakland)
Stefania joined Ford GoBike in June 2018 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Cognitive Science. She enjoys spending her weekends biking the San Francisco Bay Trail and is fluent in Spanish.