SF Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Meeting

Agenda:

Of note:

1308951. [Hearing – Bike Share Launch and Plans for Expansion]

Sponsors: Wiener; Mar

Hearing, directed to the Municipal Transportation Agency, County Transportation Authority, and Mayor’s Office, on the recent launch and early performance of the Bay Area Bike Share Program in San Francisco and the region; and discussion on near-term plans for expansion, as well as plans and related funding needs for a citywide roll-out.

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