Meetings Underway for East Bay and San Jose Bike Share Expansion

Bike-Share is Expanding in the East Bay. Photo: Courtesy of Motivate.
Bike-Share is Expanding in the East Bay. Photo: Courtesy of Motivate.

A few weeks ago, Streetsblog was happy to tell you about meetings to get input for a huge expansion of San Francisco’s bike-share program. The East Bay and San Jose are moving forward with their plans as well, bringing the number of share bikes in the region from 700 to 7,000 over the next few years.

Motivate, which is managing the bike-share system throughout the Bay Area, held its first meeting on Monday in Berkeley. If you missed it, you can still give your input and suggest bike-share locations online at suggest.bayareabikeshare.com.

“I can’t wait to jump on a bike when we bring this program to Oakland in the fall,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in a prepared statement. “Active transportation improves public health, promotes economic development, helps the environment, and is fun and affordable. We’re committed to making sure that the benefits of bike sharing serve neighborhoods and residents across our city.”

“Berkeley is a vibrant, world-class city that is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint,” said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. “Motivate’s partnership with MTC gives us another important tool in our efforts to combat climate change and makes bike sharing a reality in our city.”

The workshops are offered twice on each date, covering the same material. Each workshop will be focused on stations in that locality.

San Jose District 3 Bike Share Workshop

Co-sponsored by Councilmember Raul Peralez
February 4, 2016
6:00PM – 7:00PM and 7:00PM – 8:00PM
King Library, Room 225, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose

Oakland Districts 2 & 3 Bike Share Workshop

Co-sponsored by Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan, Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, and Councilmember Abel Guillén
February 18, 2016
6:00PM – 7:00PM and 7:00PM – 8:00PM
SPUR, 1544 Broadway, Oakland

Emeryville Bike Share Workshop

Co-sponsored by Mayor Dianne Martinez
February 11, 2016
6:00PM – 7:00PM and 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Emeryville City Hall, Council Chambers, 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville

Upcoming workshops will be announced online. And, of course, those unable to attend a workshop can submit station ideas any time online at suggest-a-station portal.

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