No-cost e-bikes for eligible delivery workers

Program Overview

The San Francisco Environment Department (SFE) is leading a pilot program to transition app-based delivery drivers to electric bikes (e-bikes). The one-year pilot program will provide 30 San Francisco food delivery workers with e-bikes to use for making deliveries. The program will test the impact e-bikes have on delivery efficiency. SFE will also assess bike safety and income. The program’s findings could help make the case to shift food deliveries from cars to e-bikes. The program will launch in Spring 2023 and wrap by Spring 2024.

This program was inspired by the San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission's Emerging Mobility Labor Study.

Eligible Delivery Workers

SFE is recruiting food delivery workers for the program. To be considered for the program, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a San Francisco resident
  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of program enrollment
  • Be able to work as an app-based delivery worker for one or more food delivery services in San Francisco for at least 20 hours per week over a four-month period
  • Be able to take part in data collection and survey activities during a four-month period
  • Have previous experience riding bicycles in San Francisco
  • Have access to a smartphone
  • Have access to health insurance

Participants who successfully complete the four-month pilot will get to keep the e-bike! 

The deadline to apply for the program has passed. To be added to the waitlist for the e-bike delivery pilot, please fill out our participant waitlist form. 

Participant Waitlist Form >>

If you have questions on program eligibility, please contact GRID Alternatives at

Program Partners

SFE is partnering with GRID Alternatives and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and Driver's Seat.

Logos for SFE Ebike pilot program partners

Program Contact

Anna Sciaruto
Clean Transportation Specialist
San Francisco Environment Department