This Week: Weigh In on the Next Round of Bike-Share Stations

Wednesday evening is your chance to weigh in on the location of the next 15 Bay Area Bike Share stations. Also this week: SPUR looks at the future of car ownership, the SFMTA holds a forum on the possible end of free parking for disabled placard holders, and the SF Bicycle Coalition takes a ride with D4 Supervisor Katy Tang through the Sunset.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Wednesday: TransForm hosts a webinar on GreenTRIP, the organization’s program that encourages developers to use strategies to minimize driving and foster affordable transportation options for new residents in transit-rich neighborhoods. 10 a.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The SFMTA will host an open house to field input on the location of the next 15 Bay Area Bike Share stations coming to neighborhoods like the Mission, the Castro, Hayes Valley, and Mission Bay. 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m.
  • More Wednesday: Want to see protected bike lanes on Columbus Avenue? Join the SFBC’s new Columbus Ave. committee to talk advocacy strategies to “transform Columbus in to an even greater neighborhood gem.” 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: As advancements in technology expand the reach of ride-share and car-share services, and more and more millennials shed their parents’ love of cars, is auto ownership in American cities doomed? Join a SPUR lunchtime forum for a discussion on what these changes might mean for “the future of our communities.” 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Take a ride with District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang and the SFBC to experience bicycling in the Sunset, making stops at neighborhood businesses and finishing up at City Hall. 10 a.m.
  • Also Saturday: The SFMTA hosts a forum on the recent recommendations put out by its Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee, including an end to free parking for disabled placard holders. 10:30 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

  • Guest

    Why would bike share expand to the Mission/Castro before filling in at least a few stations in SOMA? This system works well with density–the lonely Zynga station would scare me because if it’s full or empty, you’re out of luck and need to walk half a mile to Caltrain or a mile to UN Plaza. Mission Bay actually makes sense for a few stations to connect it with the city.

  • Anonymous

    Because that is where the potential ridership is. Bikes in SoMa are getting one rider a day. In the mission it will be several.

  • I agree, the station at 7th & Townsend is a bit remote. I’ve used it nearly every day since the service started, and there has been one time there were no bikes. I had to get the 10 bus instead. Other than that, it’s been great. I guess the perfect situation would be all stations being half-full/half-empty all the time, with balancing depending on the time of day.
    If there hadn’t been that station there, I probably wouldn’t have joined. As it is, the two stations I use are ideally located.

  • guest

    Where did you get those stats? I am curious as to how reality matches my expectation.

    I don’t think they should put all 15 new stations in soma. But a few in the range of the existing service polygon (say near all the big box shopping near Division, and one or two on 8th) would probably increase usage of the other soma ones. Though bikeshare+one way streets on a sparse grid is really awkward.

    If they go out Market and Valencia it’ll be more useful to me, but those are well served by public transit already.

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