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

What is Bike Share?

What is Bike Share?

Bike Share is a new way of rapidly increasing the number of bikes (and bicyclists) in a city. The idea has been around for a long time - and we’re not talking about tandem bikes.   Early programs relied on trust, with a number of similarly-painted bikes released unlocked into the wild for...
Where Will the Bikes Be?

Where Will the Bikes Be?

The East Bay Expansion of Bay Area Bike Share will bring bright new bikes to Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley in 2017. Click here to see the full interactive map of all Bay Area stations. Bike Share Expansion Recap Over the course of the summer, ...

East Bay Receives Better Bike Share Partnership Grant

We’ve got some more good news to announce amidst all of the Bike Month excitement: the Better Bike Share Partnership has chosen TransForm and Bike East Bay as recipients of the Better Bikeshare Grant.  ...
MTC Issues Call for Bike Share Capital Projects

MTC Issues Call for Bike Share Capital Projects

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is soliciting proposals from cities outside of the planned Bike Share program area to fund capital purchase and initial implementation costs.  Read the Call...
East Bay Bikeshare Station Maps Unveiled

East Bay Bikeshare Station Maps Unveiled

Earlier this year Motivate, the operator of Bay Area Bikeshare, began a round of community meetings to gather feedback on station locations for the program’s expansion to the East Bay.  Now, Motivate has unveiled the close-to-final station...

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