Northern San Diego pilots e-bike sharing service


Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company Gotcha has been selected to provide e-bike share services as part of a pilot in northern San Diego County, California.

A consortium of the North County Transit District (NCTD), the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the three municipalities has selected Gotcha to provide 500 GPS-enabled e-bikes.

The e-bikes will be tested over a one year period in Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar communities.

Gotcha will make its smartphone app available so riders can access the bikes at hubs throughout each city.

People will be able to pre-pay for monthly and annual memberships or pay as they go on a daily basis.

Sean Flood, CEO and founder of Gotcha, said: “We’re proud to provide a micro-transit solution that will help reduce reliance on single occupancy, gas-powered vehicles while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.”

“We are increasingly aware of the need to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions to limit the effects of climate change by offering a viable transportation alternative to driving alone,” said Crystal Najera, Climate Action Plan Program Administrator for the City of Encinitas.