CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Gotcha announced it will be the official e-bike share partner for the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG). The program will roll out 1,000 e-bikes across dozens of cities throughout Southern California, making it the largest number of cities for one bike share vendor in the US.
Starting in summer 2019, the system will introduce an estimated 1,000 GPS-enabled e-bikes in over 15 municipalities across the San Gabriel Valley region, including the cities of Pasadena, Pomona, and El Monte. Riders will be able to use the Gotcha app to locate bikes at mobility hubs throughout each city. They will be able to use a variety of payment options to ride on a daily, monthly, or annual basis.
"Launching a bike share system in San Gabriel Valley will help thousands of Californians access bikes for their daily commute and enjoyment," said Marisa Creter, Executive Director of the SGVCOG. "We're excited to partner with Gotcha to provide a convenient and efficient way to reduce vehicle usage in California."
The bike share program will be supported by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Grant. The system promises to serve communities with poor air quality by providing an alternative micro-transit solution that reduces carbon emissions and the use of single-occupant vehicles.
"Getting dozens of cities to organize a unified bike share system is a bold and progressive idea – exactly what's needed to tackle pressing issues like air quality and congested streets," said Sean Flood, CEO and founder of Gotcha. "The partnership with the SGVCOG shows the state is committed to sustainable transportation and we're excited to continue to expand Gotcha's presence in California."
For more information on Gotcha, visit ridegotcha.com.
Gotcha is the only mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company offering three sustainable micro-transit products—100%-electric ride share, customized dockless bike share, and electric scooters—through one proprietary, app-based platform. Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive lives through alternative forms of transportation specifically designed for each market served. Gotcha currently operates 50+ systems on college campuses and in cities across the US. For more information, visit www.ridegotcha.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 843.647.7342.