Bay Area Bike Share Phase 1 Expansion
|March 27, 2016||Posted by jamie under Transportation & Ped Safety||
Bay Area Bike Share has existed in a somewhat limited form in San Francisco since August 2013 with about 400 bikes and 35 stations along The Embarcadero, Market Street, 2nd Street, Townsend Street, and Civic Center more or less. If you like it now, you will love it soon as the system increases the number of bikes in San Francisco by a factor of 10 to about 4,500 over the next 2 years and in 4-5 phases.
The first phase expansion should start around the middle of this year. It fills in some of SoMa with Folsom Street and the Eagle getting stations, a little bit in Mission Bay near the library and the Mission Bay Boulevards at 4th and Terry Francois. New neighborhoods are joining the coverage area with the Mission District and the Castro neighborhood first up in Phase 1.
Below is a map of the Phase 1 Expansion Spots in SoMa/Mission Bay. There is also a map of the Mission and Castro bike share expansion locations. I am hoping that there will be additional spots sponsored by organizations, like UCSF might sponsor stations at Gene Friend and 3rd Street or our new neighbors the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) might want to host a station at Beale near the Harrison Street overpass. Regardless, this is a great system to join while we await the 12 Folsom MUNI bus line to come back to serving our Rincon Hill neighborhood after a hiatus that began December 5, 2009 when the route stopped running east of 2nd Street in SoMa.
See you in the Bike Lane!