Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Ford Motor Company and Motivate today announced that the San Francisco Bay Area’s eagerly anticipated regional bike share network will launch June 28th.

The new Ford GoBike program represents a ten-fold expansion — from 700 bikes to 7,000 —beyond the existing pilot program known as Bay Area Bike Share. In tandem with today’s launch announcement, the new FordGoBike.com website was unveiled. 1,000 limited-edition Founding Memberships with extra perks are immediately available on the site.

Officials also outlined plans for bike share’s first-ever integration with regional transit via the Clipper® card along with details of the Bike Share for All program, the nation’s most comprehensive bike share equity program.

As part of this commitment, Motivate is placing at least 20 percent of stations in MTC designated communities of concern, providing a discounted membership option for low-income residents, and working with MTC to conduct outreach to low income residents and residents whose first language is other than English.

Ford GoBike stations will open in San Francisco, the East Bay and San Jose on a rolling basis starting in late June. By the end of this summer there will be 4,000 Ford GoBike bicycles throughout the Bay Area. By the end of next year, Ford GoBike will include 7,000 bikes at 546 Ford GoBike stations spanning San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley and Emeryville.

About Motivate

Motivate is a global leader in bike share. A full-service bike share operator and technology innovator, Motivate works to re-envision how people experience and move around cities. Motivate powers over 56,000 bikes across four continents. Motivate systems, including Citi Bike in New York, Divvy in Chicago, Capital Bikeshare in the D.C. area, Hubway in the Boston area and BIKETOWN in Portland, Ore. were responsible for over 80 percent of bike share trips taken in 2016. Motivate also operates Ford GoBike in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is beginning a ten-fold expansion to 7000 bikes this June. www.motivateco.com

About the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

MTC is a transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, go to http://mtc.ca.gov.

Julie Wood — Motivate

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Ford GoBike to Launch in Late June

Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Ford Motor Company and Motivate today announced that the San Francisco Bay Area’s eagerly anticipated regional bike share network will launch June 28th. The new Ford GoBike program represents a ten-fold expansion — from 700 bikes to 7,000 —beyond the existing pilot program known as Bay Area Bike Share. […]

Motivate at the Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal

Motivate is thrilled to participate in the renowned UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal this week, where we’re showcasing the latest innovations in bike share and our CEO, Jay Walder, is participating in two sessions, one specifically about bicycling and transit, and the second on enabling innovation for urban transport. Esteemed panelists in the latter […]

San Francisco Mayor Lee and Motivate CEO Jay H. Walder ride Ford GoBike bikes for Bike to Work Day 2017.

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee Rides Ford GoBike for Bike to Work Day 2017

No city celebrates Bike to Work Day quite like San Francisco. Our CEO, Jay H. Walder had the honor of riding alongside San Francisco Mayor Lee to the rally at City Hall on the new Ford GoBike bicycles, which are soon to fill the streets of the City by the Bay. By the end of this […]

Motivate Recognized as 2017 Webby Awards Honoree

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How Do People Use Bike Share?

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8D Technologies, part of the Motivate family, wins the 2017 Mercuriades award for web and mobile technology development

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Motivate Celebrates Earth Day

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Motivate Conducts Robust Community Outreach in the Bay Area and Beyond

As the global leader in bike share, we are deeply committed to making bike share an integral and equitable component of urban transportation networks. We believe that commitment starts from before day one. By thoughtfully engaging local residents and business owners in the design of the bike share network, we can ensure that bike share […]

8D Technologies, part of the Motivate Family, a finalist in the prestigious Mercuriades awards

8D Technologies, leading bike share supplier and part of the Motivate family, is extremely honored to be named as a finalist for the 2017 Mercuriades awards that recognizes excellence and innovation in Quebec businesses. 8D is in the running as one of the finalists in the category of Web and mobile technology development for small […]

Motivate & 8D release Cyacle Mobile Bike Share Application in Abu Dhabi

Motivate and 8D Technologies are pleased to announce the launch of the Cyacle Bikeshare mobile bike share application allowing members of Abu Dhabi’s Cyacle bike share system to rent bikes through the application and more. Motivate, the industry-leader in bike share operations, recently merged with 8D Technologies, industry-leader in bike share technology solutions. By marrying Motivate’s […]