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

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...
Work Continues on Bringing Bikes to the East Bay in 2016

Work Continues on Bringing Bikes to the East Bay in 2016

Skip to Upcoming Bikeshare Workshops 2016: the Year Bikeshare arrived?  Yes, it’s finally time. Contracts are signed, station plans are being developped, and we’re excited to announce that by the end of the year, Bike Share will be introduced into Oakland, Berkeley...
MTC Approves Motivate Contract for Bikeshare Expansion

MTC Approves Motivate Contract for Bikeshare Expansion

On Wednesday, May 27 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) unanimously voted to approve a motion made by Supervisor Scott Haggerty contract with Motivate International to expand the Bay Area Bike Share program from 700 bikes to 7,000 bikes in...
Big Increase to East Bay Bike Share Plans

Big Increase to East Bay Bike Share Plans

An agenda posted today by the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission for an upcoming meeting included an item that bicycle advocates around the region are celebrating: a proposal to dramatically expand the Bay Area Bike Share program to 7,000 bikes by the end of 2017....

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