MTC to Consider Major Expansion of Bike Share Program

Proposal Includes East Bay Debut, Boosting S.F. Fleet to 4,500 Bikes

May 26, 2015, 16:00 ET from Metropolitan Transportation Commission

OAKLAND, Calif., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --


Wed. May 27, 2015

     9:35 a.m.:  Commission meeting

     10:45 a.m. (approx.): Press event and introduction of next generation bikes


The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will consider a contract with Motivate International to expand the Bay Area Bike Share program from 700 bikes to 7,000 bikes in Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose with no additional public funding. If the contract is approved, Motivate at the conclusion of the Commission meetings will unveil a new model of shared bicycles and launch an online portal allowing residents to recommend locations for new Bay Area Bike Share stations.


Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland (corner of Oak Street, across from Lake Merritt BART).


Jay Walder, President and CEO, Motivate International Inc.

Dave Cortese, MTC Chair and Santa Clara County Supervisor

Ruth Atkin, Emeryville Mayor

Tom Bates, MTC Commissioner and Berkeley Mayor

Sam Liccardo, MTC Commissioner and San Jose Mayor

Libby Schaaf, MTC Commissioner and Oakland Mayor

Scott Wiener, MTC Commissioner and San Francisco Supervisor



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SOURCE Metropolitan Transportation Commission