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Mobility Permit Harmonization

Project Introduction

Over the past several years, a variety of new mobility services; such as electric scooters and mopeds, bike share and ride hailing; have been introduced to our city streets.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has an obligation to ensure that new mobility services are safe and appropriate to operate in San Francisco. To achieve this, the SFMTA is developing a plan to require that all new mobility service operators that are under its jurisdiction obtain permission before launching service.

While we can’t predict future innovations, we are trying to be proactive by setting clear rules about how these mobility services can operate in our city. We are calling this effort “Mobility Permit Harmonization” and it is designed to unify and streamline the range of mobility permit programs that are within SFMTA’s jurisdiction. 

Mobility Permit Harmonization Feedback

We are currently gathering public feedback to establish the guidelines for how future transportation device services can operate in San Francisco. Please use the Regulated and Emerging Mobility Comments online form, at the bottom of this page, using “Service Type” and select “Mobility Permit Harmonization”

Prior Public Outreach, Meetings, & Events

SFMTA Board, Policy and Governance Committee (SFMTAB PAG) Meeting, June 25, 2019

Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) Meeting, July 5, 2019

Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) Meeting, July 18, 2019

Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) Meeting, July 22, 2019

Transportation Authority, Citizens Advisory Committee (SFCTA CAC) Meeting, July 24, 2019

Paratransit Coordinating Council (PCC) Meeting, August 14, 2019

Mayor’s Disability Council (MDC), Executive Planning Meeting, August 20, 2019

SFMTA Citizens Advisory Committee (SFMTA CAC), Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) Meeting, August 28, 2019


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