December 5, 2018
Memo from Mayor Liccardo and Councilmembers Peralez and Davis, recommending Operators demonstrate scooters can decrease speeds on sidewalks to a casual walking pace (approximately 5 mph).
December 6 and 18, 2018
Shared Micro Mobility Program and Regulatory Framework, establishing operators will be required to develop and deploy technology capable of preventing sidewalk riding in areas of high pedestrian activities, and other areas as determined by the Director of Transportation.
February 7, 2019
Shared Micro-Mobility Ordinance, setting forth the Shared Micro-Mobility Administrative Regulations.
February 7, 2019
City of San José Shared Micro-Mobility Administrative Regulations: “By June 2019, operators of electric scooters must prevent motorized use on sidewalks; satisfaction of this requirement will be determined by the Director.”
Current Version May 24, 2019
Section 11.04.031 of the San José Municipal Code, which defines the Designated Area.
June 1, 2019
July 1, 2019
Technology Presentation. Operator shall present to the City sufficient information to assess the type and stage of technological capabilities it has developed to implement sidewalk prevention measures.
July 2, 2019
August 1, 2019
Pilot Planning. Operator shall develop and deliver detailed plans (see Sidewalk Technology Pilot Instructions, below) for piloting the proposed technological solutions to prevent sidewalk riding in the Designated Area.
Coordination and Permits. Operator shall coordinate with City Staff to obtain applicable permits and approvals to deploy the proposed pilots.
August 2, 2019
September 1, 2019
Pilot Deployment. Operator shall demonstrate to City Staff that the technology deployed is effective in preventing sidewalk riding, and that devices can safely reduce speeds on sidewalks in the Designated Area.
September 2, 2019
October 1, 2019
Evaluation of Results. Operator will present to city staff the pilot’s results, and plans for improving technological applications and supplemental measures to prevent sidewalk riding.
October 2, 2019
November 1, 2019
Full Deployment. Operator shall deploy technological application(s) in the entire Designated Area and demonstrate it can effectively prevent sidewalk riding in this area through these applications and supporting measures.
November 2, 2019
December 1, 2019
Evaluation and Monitoring. Department of Transportation will determine the effectiveness of the proposed solutions to prevent sidewalk riding, and will communicate to Operators final recommendations.
December 2, 2019
January 31, 2020
Decision. Operators that fail to comply with the sidewalk prevention requirement in the Designated Area may be prevented from operating in this area.
Sidewalk Technology Requirement Study and Demonstration Pilot
Per the City’s Shared Micro-Mobility Administrative Regulations, all micro-mobility operators in the City of San José are required to prevent the motorized use of scooters on sidewalks. Operators shall demonstrate through pilot deployment that their proposed tech solutions are effective to prevent sidewalk riding; and that they can reduce device speeds to five miles per hour when sidewalks are being used in the Designated Area. Operators that cannot fully meet this requirement at the time of permit issuance shall deploy a Sidewalk Tech Prevention Study and Demonstration Pilot, and report its results to the City within six months of permit issuance.
The City of San José has developed a set of instructions to facilitate the deployment of Study and Demonstration Pilots in accordance with this Sidewalk Riding Prevention Technology Requirement and Evaluation Schedule.
Sidewalk Technology Pilot Instructions
Before deploying a Sidewalk Tech Prevention Study and Demonstration Pilot in the City of San José, Operators must submit the following materials:
Stage 1: Pilot Planning
July 2, 2019
July 15, 2019
Letter of Intent. Submit a letter of intent describing the purpose of the pilot and the general characteristics of the proposed technology to prevent sidewalk riding and to reduce speeds on sidewalks. Include a description of supporting associated tech and non-tech applications, and expected results.
July 30, 2019
Pilot Plan. Submit a Pilot Plan that includes the following information:
- Methodological approach
- Pilot phases
- Locations where the pilot will be deployed
- Duration of the pilot
- Plan for permanently introducing successful tech applications to prevent sidewalk riding in the entire Designated Area.
Equipment Addendum. If applicable, include a detailed description of equipment to be installed in the public right-of-way like beacons or cameras. Describe all the components of these systems, including:
- Full dimensions
- Hardware and software specifications
- Site sketches indicating hardware positioning in the public right-of-way
Stage 2: Coordination and Permits
July 31, 2019
August 15, 2019
Additional Permits. Coordinate with the Department of Transportation to obtain other applicable permits for the installation of equipment in the public right-of-way.
July 21, 2019
August 1, 2019
Evaluation and Reporting Plan. Provide a description of data collection, analysis, and report methodology to support pilot’s results.
Stage 3: Pilot Deployment, through 09/01/2019