San Francisco and four cities in Silicon Valley will launch the region’s first bicycle-sharing system in July. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (CA) is leading the project in partnership with local authorities in San Francisco, San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Redwood City. The project will include 500 bicycles at 50 stations in downtown San Francisco and another 500 bikes near Caltrain stations in the other communities. “A large-scale citywide bike-share will make it easier for locals and visitors alike to see San Francisco by bike and help our city reach the goal of 20% of trips by bike by 2020,” said San Francisco Bicycle Coalition deputy director Kit Hodge. The regional partners have not yet selected a vendor, but the program is expected to be in place in time for the America’s Cup events this summer. Link to full story in Streetsblog San Francisco.
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