Rent and return a bike to a different or same city (Bay Area Bike Share)
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
how it can benefit you
It costs you about $9,000 a year to own a car. Also vehicles using fossil fuels like gas and diesel cause air pollution. That causes three million premature deaths a year, asthma, heart attacks and premature births.
If you want your own bike, you have to buy and maintain it. San Francisco Bay Area cities eliminated those barriers to make it easier for you to bike.
why it's a leading program
The Bay Area Bike Share is the first large-scale bike sharing system on the West Coast of the U.S. Unlike other existing bike share programs, it is the only one where you can rent and return bikes to non-adjacent cities.
To provide affordable and convenient access to bikes.
who can take action
The program is partnership between local government agencies: Air District, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Sam-Trans, Caltrain, the County of San Mateo, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, the City of Redwood City and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
budget to coordinate the program
The pilot cost about $7 million and received $1.4 million from the Air District, $1.3 million from local agency partners and $4.29 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Kansas Waugh, Manager, Bay Area Bike Share System
July 14, 2015