The bike share phenomenon has hit the Bay Area. San Francisco and the Peninsula launched BayAreaBikeShare with 700 bikes at 70 pods, with 500 bikes at 50 pods in San Francisco. An additional 300 bikes will be deployed in early 2014 to bring the total on the other side of the bay to 1,000 bikes.
Many Bike East Bay members are heading west for a day to try out the sea foam green bikes and experience bikeshare for the 1st time. The huge buzz about New York City’s new 6,000-bicycle system, CitiBike, is timely motivation. With Chicago bikeshare coming soon, it seems like bikeshare is sweeping the nation. You may be asking: “when are leaders in the East Bay bringing bikesharing here?”