Bike Share in the East Bay

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East Bay Launch Date: July 11

This summer, 1,400 new bikes will populate Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville as part of Ford GoBike’s bid to build one of the largest regional bike share networks in the United States. 

A bike share bike is… 

  • A bike you can use without worrying about buying one, locking it up, or fixing flats
  • A bike you pick up at one location and drop off at any other station
  • A new, easy way to connect to downtown, BART or buses
  • A fun and healthy way to get around. 

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Bike East Bay is advocating for a system that will serve all residents of the East Bay regardless of race, gender, class, or income. We’ve partnered up with TransForm to do education around what bike share is and how to use it, as well as to facilitate access for anyone who might be interested in joining. Our common goal is to create a bike share system that communities identify with ownership and empowerment.

Bike East Bay has worked extensively with Bay Area Bike Share and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to make the system accessible to low-income residents by providing reduced price memberships, ensuring the station locations make them available to all, and alternatives to paying by credit card. However our work is far from down and there still exist many barriers to bike share in the east bay being equitably serving everyone. 

Updates

Ready to Share? Scooter and Bike Share expanding in the East Bay.

Ready to Share? Scooter and Bike Share expanding in the East Bay.

July 9, 2019 Bike share has been adapting, and it’s been a year since scooter-share first came on the scene, so what’s next? Richmond, Fremont, Oakland, Berkeley, and Walnut Creek are all in the process of working out...
Bike Share Adapts

Bike Share Adapts

Photo: ​Clane Gessel Photography Adaptive Bikeshare is now available at Snow Park! Update: September 16, 2019 Calling riders of all abilities  – adaptive bikeshare is now available at Oakland’s Snow Park. Visit...
Field Guide to Bike Share in the East Bay

Field Guide to Bike Share in the East Bay

Red, blue, and green bike shares are popping up all over the East Bay. Using a credit card, smartphone, or in some cases a Clipper Card, you can unlock any of these bikes and ride to your next destination. Here’s a handy guide (and free codes!) to the three shared use bike systems in your...
Gearing Up for Bike Share: Cycles of Change and the Scraper Bike Team

Gearing Up for Bike Share: Cycles of Change and the Scraper Bike Team

Bike East Bay is joining forces with Cycles of Change and the Original Scraper Bike Team to make the newly launched bike share service available to...
Lowering barriers to shared mobility in the East Bay

Lowering barriers to shared mobility in the East Bay

This article was originally published in Bike East Bay’s 2017 Summer RideOn Newsletter.  Bike share expands to the East Bay this July, giving residents a fantastic new option for getting around in the city. However, studies show that bike share systems in American...

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