Open Thread: Bay Area Bike Share Goes Live at Noon Today

Photo: Noah Berger, Bay Area Bike Share via ##http://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/bike-sharing##SFMTA##

Are you planning to hop on Bay Area Bike Share when it goes live at noon today? Head to the comments section to share your expectations and observations. Do you find the bikes useful even with the limited size of the program? We want to hear about your experiences.

We’ll have a full report on the bike-share launch later today.

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