New models of transportation are not only changing the way people get around, they are also making it easier for city traffic engineers to understand where bicycle and pedestrian improvements are most needed in Chula Vista.
Dockless bike and scooter companies began operating in the San Diego region in 2018, giving residents and visitors a new and convenient way to travel short distances without getting in a car. Also known as shared micro-mobility devices, these dockless vehicles can be rented by the minute, using a smartphone and a credit card, and they do not have to be returned to a central location.
The Chula Vista City Council adopted regulations for shared micro-mobility devices in early 2019, allowing businesses to offer dockless bicycles and scooters after obtaining a permit from the city.
Learn more about the Shared Micro-Mobility Device Program.
Shared micro-mobility operators are required to provide the city with anonymized GPS data from every bike or scooter at least once every 30 seconds, as well as provide city traffic engineers with monthly reports on:
· Total number of users in the past month
· Number of trips by day, week and month
· Aggregate information about trip origins and destinations
· Trip lengths and times
· Number of trips by city block segment
City engineers and planners will use this data to make decisions about where to build new infrastructure, such as bike lanes and bicycle and scooter parking. The data could also be helpful to help police determine where traffic enforcement is most needed.
For more information, contact the Chula Vista Department of Engineering & Capital Projects.