San Francisco to Launch Bike Sharing Program

The city's bike sharing program is expected to launch with a 1,000 bikes next year. But it won't be limited to the city.
October 31, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The $7.9 million pilot project would provide bikes in San Francisco and along the Caltrain corridor in San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City for use by registered subscribers, much like car-sharing programs.

The goal is to get people out of their cars, particularly drivers who live and work within a mile or so of major transit hubs who would use the bikes for short trips."

Pricing has yet to be set for the system, but officials are looking towards replicating models in Paris and Barcelona.

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Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in San Francisco Chronicle
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