SAN JOSE (KCBS) – The new Bay Area Bike Share system has only been in service for a week but seems to be a success as four times as many bicyclists have signed up to use the service as there are bikes available.
Karen Schkolnick, spokeswoman for Bay Area Air Quality Management District said that 2,500 people have bought passes to ride the 700 bikes set up at 70 kiosks in five cities from San Jose to San Francisco and that she pleasantly surprised by the rapid embrace.
“The community seems to be taking care of this equipment. There’s no theft. People seem to be using it,” she said.