shared mobility: travel on demand

Shared mobility services can fill gaps in the region’s transit network and provide convenient travel options for commute and personal trips. The San Diego region features shared mobility options that offer viable alternatives to driving alone, helping to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.


Bikeshare provides people with 24/7 access to bikes at convenient locations.

Discover Bike is available in some City of San Diego communities. Users can rent a bike at a self-serve station and return it to any station in the system's service area.

Dockless bikeshare options are now available in several communities within the San Diego region. Users can find and unlock a GPS-enabled bike via smartphone app. Electric assist bikes are also available. LimeBike and JUMP by Uber are current providers. Spin operates at UC San Diego.

Learn more about the City of San Diego's laws and regulations regarding motorized alternative vehicles.

Shared electric scooters...

Shared electric scooters can help fulfill first or last mile connections to transit while making it easier to travel short distances within the community. Bird, Lime-SRazor Share, Wind, and Wheels scooters are available in some San Diego communities.

Learn more about the City of San Diego's laws and regulations regarding motorized alternative vehicles.

Carshare services...

Carshare services provide access to a vehicle throughout the day for errands or meetings, making it more convenient to take transit, carpool, vanpool, walk, or bike to work or school. Members can rest easy knowing that usage fees cover all vehicle-related expenses, including insurance, parking, and emergency roadside assistance.

Zipcar San Diego members have access to a wide variety of vehicle options that may be reserved for as little as one hour or as long as one week before returning the vehicle to its home location. Zipcar also makes it convenient for universities to offer carshare services to their students, eliminating the hassle of keeping a personal car on campus.

On-demand ridesharing...

On-demand ridesharing has the potential to decrease vehicle ownership and demand for parking when they are geared toward true ridesharing. Riders enter their origin and destination to be matched with drivers traveling in the same direction via a smartphone app.

Waze Carpool, uberPOOL and Lyft Shared match travelers that request rides along a similar route, allowing passengers heading in the same direction to share the cost.

Uber for Business and Lyft for Work are corporate-sponsored transportation options that allow employers to either cover the cost of rideshare services for their employees, or integrate rideshare services into pre-tax benefit plans. These services can help reduce stress for commuters by providing a connection to/from transit while helping employers deal with limited parking.

Free Ride Everywhere Downtown (FRED) is a fun, friendly, and free electric shuttle service in Downtown San Diego. Each week, thousands of riders hail free rides within the coverage area, which stretches from Little Italy to East Village.

For more information on shared mobility services, email

partner spotlight