SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Memberships for a bicycle share program went on sale Monday that will serve several Bay Area cities starting next month.
San Jose, San Francisco, Mountain View, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Redwood City and Palo Alto are among the cities served by the new program.
People who sign up for the Bay Area Bike Share program will be able to rent from the 700 bikes available from more than 100 kiosks starting in August. The bicycles can be rented from half an hour, up to one week.
“This pilot will hopefully lead us and be a first building block into a larger system that will you know, expand throughout the Bay Area,” said Damian Breen, who is in charge for the bike sharing program for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Unlike other bike rental programs, such as the one at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, bicycles can only be rented from one kiosk to another.
The program is designed with commuters in mind who would like the last leg of their trip to be on two wheels.
Rentals for the first half hour are free. Commuters can also buy a yearly pass for $88.
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