For years, your SF Bicycle Coalition has campaigned for a bike share system that San Francisco deserves — one that is accessible, affordable and elevates biking in our city as the best way to get around.
The wait is over. On June 28, bike share will re-launch with brand new bikes equipped with the latest technology and a Bike Share for All program to reduce barriers of entry to biking. New stations will continually roll out starting this summer to reach the goal of 4,500 bikes in San Francisco in the next two years, with 7,000 bikes as part of the regionwide system.
Oh, and one more thing: The entire system is fully integrated with Clipper Card. Check out complete details here.
Our Bike Share for All campaign launched in early 2016 to engage community-based organizations, and today, we’re celebrating a major win as our vision for an equitable bike share system has been embraced. The new Bike Share for All program features include:
- One-time $5 annual membership ($5/month in second year);
- Bikes available 24/7/365 in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville and San Jose;
- Rides extended from 30-minute maximums to 60 minutes;
- In-person enrollment at select locations; and
- No credit or debit card requirements.
We know the work doesn’t end here. As expansion continues and new stations roll out, we will continue to advocate for a bike share system is truly inclusive with a ridership that reflects the diversity of our city so that all San Franciscans have an opportunity to enjoy biking and affordable transportation. Getting more people on bikes is a great thing for our city and will spur infrastructure change making everyone’s commute better, whether you use bike share or not.
As we say, our work isn’t about commutes, it’s about communities. That’s why we’ve partnered across the region and secured public funding through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to invest in grassroots, community-based outreach focused on establishing a bike share system that works for everyone. If you’re part of an organization that wants to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (415) 431-2453 x302.