Sonoma Marin Bikeshare Pilot

A system of 300 shared electric bikes near SMART stations is coming in 2021 through the Marin-Sonoma Bikeshare Pilot Program.

Planning is underway for a system of 300 shared electric bikes near SMART stations through the Marin-Sonoma Bikeshare Pilot Program. Gotcha will be rolling out the new electric bike share system in 2021! A survey will launch this month to help us determine where bikeshare hubs should be placed in Sonoma and Marin.

Through a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) and Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) have been working with Gotcha Mobility to launch a pilot bike share program in Sonoma and Marin counties. The goal of the program is to provide a new innovative and environmentally friendly way to connect with transit and get around town car free.

The pilot program includes three years of operations and 300 or more GPS-enabled electric bikes with the latest technology. Bikes will be distributed at parking hubs at SMART stations and surrounding destinations in the cities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, and Larkspur.

Riders will be able to locate and access the bikes by using a smart phone app. The bikes will feature RFID card readers that are compatible with Clipper® cards to make sure the system is accessible for riders without smart phones.

Gotcha, a bike share and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company based in Charleston, S.C., is expanding its presence in California through several bike share systems. An evaluation panel recommended Gotcha following an extensive and highly competitive proposal process.