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

February & March 2019*

CityOrganization/EventDate
San Francisco,
District 8
Castro CBD District Identity & Streetscape Committee2/6/2019
San Francisco,
District 8
Castro Merchants Member Meeting2/7/2019
San Francisco,
District 5
Alamo Square Neighborhood Association Board Meeting2/11/2019
San Francisco,
District 11
Excelsior Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project2/13/2019
San Francisco,
District 10
Bayview Transportation Workshop2/26/2019
EmeryvilleEmeryville Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee3/4/2019
OaklandCommunity Ride with Alta Planning3/11/2019
San JoseWillow Glen Business Association3/12/2019
San Francisco,
District 2
Marina Community Ride3/15/2019
San Francisco,
District 10
Community Ride with Shekinah Christian Fellowship3/17/2019
San Francisco,
District 2
Marina Launch Event3/21/2019
San Francisco,
District 5
Haight Ashbury Neighbors for Density3/28/2019
San Francisco,
District 8 & 9
Excelsior Sunday Streets3/31/2019

*View additional 2019 Outreach Meetings

Check out all of our 2018 Outreach Meetings.

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

Justin Nguyen
Community Affairs Coordinator (San Francisco, San Jose & East Bay)
Justin joined Ford GoBike in April 2017. His work focuses primarily in San Francisco Districts 3, 6, 7, 8 and 10. 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
Community Affairs Coordinator/Planner (San Francisco & San Jose)
Eliza joined Ford GoBike in July 2017 after three years working for government agencies. Her work focuses primarily in San Jose Districts 3 and 6 and San Francisco District 1. 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
Community Affairs 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. His work focuses primarily in San Francisco Districts 5 and 9. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Stefania Pombo
Community Affairs Coordinator (San Francisco, Emeryville & Oakland)
Stefania joined Ford GoBike in June 2018 after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Cognitive Science. Her work focuses primarily in San Francisco District 2. She enjoys spending her weekends biking the San Francisco Bay Trail and is fluent in Spanish.