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Bay Area Bike Share Seeks Community Input for Second Phase of Expansion

Dates Announced for Second Phase Workshop in Four Cities

Bay Area Bike Share is holding a series of neighborhood workshops to select future station locations that fit the needs of local residents and businesses.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bay Area Bike Share – operated by Motivate – announced today the dates for a second round of public planning workshops as site selection continues for an expanded bike share program that will serve San Francisco, San Jose, and bring bike share to Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville for the first time.

The program will grow bike share from a 700-bike pilot to a 7,000-bike robust transportation option for Bay Area residents – at no cost to taxpayers. The expansion will roll out in five phases over the next two years. After the expansion is complete, San Francisco will have 4,500 bikes – and Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, and Emeryville will have a combined 2,500 bikes.

Motivate is committed to a robust community engagement process to select station locations that fit the needs of local residents and businesses. The public is invited to attend neighborhood workshops where they live, work or visit and provide input on potential local stations in their community.

Motivate has already held more than 70 stakeholder meetings and nine public workshops for Bay Area Bike Share, engaging thousands of local residents to plan “Phase 1” station locations. More than 5,000 Suggest-a-Station submissions were received in the program’s first phase.

Each workshop will be offered at two times on each date, with the same material being covered at both times. Each workshop will be focused on stations in that locality.

Additional neighborhood workshops will take place during 2016 in these cities, and will be announced on the Bay Area Bike Share website bayareabikeshare.com/expansion. People who cannot attend a workshop are encouraged to submit station ideas via the online suggest-a-station portal at suggest.bayareabikeshare.com.

San Francisco Bike Share Workshop Dates

District 5 Bike Share Workshops

June 28, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Park Branch Library, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Hayes Valley / Western Addition – Date and venue to be announced shortly (see bayareabikeshare.com/events)

District 6 Bike Share Workshop

Date and venue to be announced shortly (see bayareabikeshare.com/events)

District 10 Bike Share Workshop

July 11, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
UCSF Tivoli Room, 654 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA  94107

Oakland Bike Share Workshop Dates

District 1 Bike Share Workshop

July 7, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bushrod Recreation Center, 560 59th Street, Oakland, CA  94609

Districts 2 & 3 Bike Share Workshop

July 5, 2016
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA  94610

San Jose Bike Share Workshop Dates

District 3 Bike Share Workshops

June 30, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bibliotecha Latinoamericana Branch Library, 921 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA  95110

July 6, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Northside Community Center, 488 N. 6th Street, San Jose, CA  95112

Berkeley Bike Share Workshop Dates

South Berkeley Bike Share Workshop

July 14, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA  94703

Downtown & North Berkeley Bike Share Workshop

July 12, 2016
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Downtown Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA  94704

About Bay Area Bike Share, operated by Motivate

Bay Area Bike Share is a quick, convenient, and affordable way to travel around the Bay Area. The system is growing from 700 to 7,000 bikes by 2018, and expanding into the East Bay. Bay Area Bike Share is operated by Motivate, a global leader in bike share. Motivate manages all of the largest bike share systems in the U.S. and many of the largest systems in the world, including Citi Bike (New York and Jersey City), Divvy (Chicago), CoGo Bike Share (Columbus, Ohio), Capital Bike Share (Washington, D.C.; Arlington and Alexandria, Va.; and Montgomery County, Md.), Hubway (Boston, Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline, Mass.), Pronto (Seattle), Bike Chattanooga (Tenn.), Bike Share Toronto, and Melbourne Bike Share in Australia. Motivate recently was selected to operate the BIKETOWN system in Portland, Oregon that will launch this July. Learn more about Bay Area Bike Share at bayareabikeshare.com.

Contacts:
Dani Simons, Motivate, media@motivateco.com, 347-916-0215
Jason Overman, Motivate, overman@barcoast.com, 415-364-000
 

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