Bike-Share Station Rollout Continues, Plus a Glimpse of Bikes Ready to Go

A Bay Area Bike Share van spotted in Palo Alto. Photo: Bruce Halperin

Bay Area Bike Share stations continue to pop up in Palo Alto and Redwood City, according to the social media buzz.

Bruce Halperin spotted crews with the van shown in the above photo installing stations at the Palo Alto Caltrain station. As we reported, San Francisco’s stations are due to start rolling out next week.

A photo showing the first glimpse of the bikes dressed up and ready to go in the warehouse was also posted on the official BABS feed.

Things are getting real.

Photo: ##https://twitter.com/SFBayBikeShare/status/367758419186286592##@SFBayBikeShare/Twitter##

Downtown Palo Alto. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/jarkatmu/status/367754826580373504/photo/1##@jarkatmu/Twitter##
  • Felix Sargent

    But the bikes are the wrong color! Why aren’t the International Orange?! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_orange

  • Bruce Halperin

    Apparently they tried it but “the quality just wasn’t there.”

  • Felix Sargent

    That’s nice to know. Where did you read that?

  • Bruce Halperin
  • Mark Dreger

    Cute jacket/skirt guards!

  • Guest

    Is anyone concerned that these bikes might encroach into the traveled way, get hit by cars, or worse a rider get hit while docking or checking out a bike? Each location will present it’s own challenges, but you’d definitely have to back out into the roadway to get this out of the station…

  • Bruce Halperin

    The third station in Palo Alto (apart from the Caltrain station and the one pictured) sits atop a parklet-like deck and faces the sidewalk. I’m surprised this one wasn’t built the same way.

  • mikesonn

    Drivers are so horrible that, while texting, they may hit someone on the side of the road because people should steer clear of a car’s god-given right to all pavement.

  • mikesonn

    Can we talk about real things now? Maybe like how this rollout is ungodly small and we need more bikes/stations ASAP?

  • Sean Rea

    No, the color is fine. Not everything needs to be in IO.

  • Alex

    I also sent them an email and they said they tried it but it didn’t work.

  • Alex

    I can’t wait till they add more bike’s to the program, its really needed.

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