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 maps for Phase I of the expansion, which aims to have bikes on the ground before the end of the year. The maps are available online for public comment:
To submit comments on East Bay proposed sites, please click here.
Para enviar comentarios sobre los sitios propuestos en el este de la Bahía (East Bay), por favor haga clic aquí.
The maps are also displayed at local libraries for review:
- Main Library, 125 14th St., April 26-May 9 during normal library hours.
- Asian Library, 388 Ninth St., April 26-May 9 during normal library hours.
- Temescal Branch Library, 5205 Telegraph Ave., May 3, 4-6 p.m.
- Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St., April 26-May 9 during normal library hours.
- Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave., April 26-May 9 during normal library hours.
- Town Hall, 1333 Park Ave., April 26-May 11 during normal business hours.
Ride for Free on Bike to Work Day
Bay Area Bike Share is celebrating Bike to Work Day by offering free rides to all on Thursday, May 12!
If you’ve been wanting to take the system for a spin, now is your chance. Sign up today at bayareabikeshare.com/btwd to receive a 24-hour code via email. On May 12, visit any Bay Area Bike Share kiosk, swipe a card, and redeem your code. The 24-hour pass, normally $9, will cost nothing! Standard overage fees still apply to trips over 30 minutes.
Over the course of a two year phased roll out in San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay, the Bay Area Bike Share system will grow from 700 bikes to 7,000 bikes, making it one of the largest and densest bike-share systems in North America. That includes target goals of 850 bikes in Oakland, 400 in Berkeley, and 100 in Emeryville. Of those, 20% will contractually be located in Communities of Concern.
The bikes will be installed in the East Bay in three phases, with approximately 25% of bikes for Phase 1 (Fall 2016), 15% for Phase 2 (Spring 2017), and 60% for Phase 3 (Summer/Fall 2017).