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 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....
BRite Bikes: Bikeshare in the East Bay's Bishop Ranch

BRite Bikes: Bikeshare in the East Bay's Bishop Ranch

You may not know it, but there currently already exists two bikeshare programs in the East Bay. Can you guess where they are? Unless you work or study there, you might be hard pressed to know of these two small scale programs. And yet, one of them has been able to offer a key innovative feature...
2013 Regional ATP Grant Recommendations Announced

2013 Regional ATP Grant Recommendations Announced

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announced last week the second, regional round of grant recommendations as part of the Active Transportation Program. We’re glad to announce that Alameda County projects received a large amount of funding. Other recommended projects include a Bay...
Bikeshare Update: MTC RFP Awarded, Alta in the News

Bikeshare Update: MTC RFP Awarded, Alta in the News

On July 9th the Metropolitan Transportation Commission officially awarded the Bike Share Technical Assistance Contract to Toole Design Group, LLC. The purpose of the contract is primarily to support MTC and BAAQMD’s efforts in creating a detailed...

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