Curbside e-scooter charging stations, valet parking and scooter sanitization, discounted helmet sales and more transform the Caltrain Bike Station into a mobility hub
Spin , Ford Motor Company’s micromobility unit, will be the featured partner in the launch of the Caltrain SF Mobility Hub, operated by Tranzito , a leading new mobility operator. The companies are teaming up to transform the Caltrain SF Bike Station – which Tranzito has operated since 2013 – into a hub that offers an array of in-person services set to improve the Spin rider experience. The Caltrain SF Mobility Hub is stationed along San Francisco’s highly-touted Townsend Street Corridor Improvement Project and is steps away from Caltrain’s busiest train station.
In a time when public transportation ridership is down significantly and traffic congestion in San Francisco is on the rise, linking public transportation to complementary private mobility options could make the recovery quicker for public transit. For example, BART ridership is down 89 percent as of June 25th, only increasing by 4 percent over the past two months.
Officially opening on July 6th, The Caltrain SF Mobility Hub includes 16 charging and parking spaces for e-scooters, along with supplemental scooters that will be housed inside the station. Tranzito staff will also provide in-person services to Spin riders including customer support service, a helmet discount, and daily sweeps to repark improperly parked scooters and assist with valet parking.
“Public transportation will always be the most efficient mode because it has the ability to move millions of people in cities everyday. However, because of its fixed nature, it’s not always the most convenient. At a time when people are reconsidering their transportation preferences, we are hoping that the efficiency of public transportation combined with the flexibility of Spin scooters will encourage more people to take a multimodal journey, rather than buying a personal car,” said Alex April, Senior Government Partnerships Manager for Spin. “This partnership proves the essential role e-scooters play in San Francisco’s transportation system.”
Mobility hubs are an emerging concept in transportation, blending private ride options with public transit.
“The landscape in micromobility infrastructure has changed radically,” said Gene Oh, CEO of Tranzito. “The explosion of lightweight electric vehicles (LEV) — scooters, eBikes, one wheels, skateboards — will continue. We help public agencies keep pace with new mobility innovations to ensure mass transit remains the backbone of the new multimodal landscape.”
Spin Hubs in San Francisco
Spin is working with public agencies and private entities to bring Spin Hubs – parking and charging stations for e-scooters powered by Swiftmile – to corporate campuses, hospitals, hotels, apartment complexes and the public right-of-way. The Tranzito partnership brings Spin’s hub count to a total of three in the City of San Francisco.
Upcoming Tranzito Partnerships
Tranzito will also partner with FlixBus, America’s fastest-growing bus provider, and Moovit , an Intel company and maker of the world’s #1 urban mobility app, supporting even more transportation options as the mobility hub grows.
Here’s a link to the media kit for pictures of Spin Hubs outside the new Caltrain SF Mobility Hub.
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Spin is one of the leading micro-mobility companies and a unit of Ford Mobility . Spin has been recognized for launching the first stationless mobility program in the United States and was instrumental in crafting the world’s first mobility permit system. As a trusted and reliable partner, Spin currently operates electric scooters in many cities and universities nationwide and is the exclusive operator in dozens of markets. Spin is comprised of a diverse team of experienced professionals from government and private sectors, and the transportation advocacy world, all of whom are committed to fulfilling the company’s mission–giving people the freedom to move and bringing people, communities, and their urban environment closer together. https://www.spin.app/
Tranzito is a new mobility operator that helps cities with micromobility, curbside management, and multimodal infrastructure. Established as BikeHub in 2004, it operates large-scale bike parking, bike share, and mobility hub programs for leading transit agencies in the United States. BikeHub became Tranzito to better address the convergence of all forms of new mobility.