Motivate’s bike share program in the Bay Area is making progress in a massive system planning effort in advance of expanding the program there tenfold beginning in 2017. The new and expanded program will be dubbed Ford GoBike thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between Motivate and Ford. Recently the Bay Area team released a map showing all of the 150 proposed and planned East Bay expansion sites. The map represents the culmination of an intensive community planning process that has taken place in the East Bay over the past year, that involves online crowdsourcing, technical siting analysis, public workshops, additional outreach and a merging of technical criteria with community input. Outreach and planning continues for San Francisco and San Jose station locations.

Currently, Motivate and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are soliciting final feedback from communities in Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville on the locations of the proposed stations, to be peppered throughout neighborhoods like Oakland’s Fruitvale, Berkeley’s Southside, and in the heart of Emeryville, where bikeshare promises to ease commutes by providing a direct link to other forms of transit, like Amtrak.

When FordGo bike launches in 2017 it will bring East Bay residents bikeshare for the first time with 1,500 bikes at 150 stations at full buildout. More than 20 percent of the proposed locations are in low-income neighborhoods and memberships will be accessible for significantly reduced rates to underserved residents, reflecting Motivate’s commitment to ensure bikeshare is accessible and affordable to all.

Over the past three years, the Bay Area’s bikeshare has carried more than 1 million trips, an indication that the expanded system, to be completed in 2018, will be in very high-demand.

Bay Area Unveils East Bay Expansion Map — Motivate
Ford GoBike

Bay Area Unveils East Bay Expansion Map

Motivate’s bike share program in the Bay Area is making progress in a massive system planning effort in advance of expanding the program there tenfold beginning in 2017. The new and expanded program will be dubbed Ford GoBike thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between Motivate and Ford. Recently the Bay Area team released a map showing all of the 150 proposed and planned East Bay expansion sites. The map represents the culmination of an intensive community planning process that has taken place in the East Bay over the past year, that involves online crowdsourcing, technical siting analysis, public workshops, additional outreach and a merging of technical criteria with community input. Outreach and planning continues for San Francisco and San Jose station locations.

Currently, Motivate and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are soliciting final feedback from communities in Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville on the locations of the proposed stations, to be peppered throughout neighborhoods like Oakland’s Fruitvale, Berkeley’s Southside, and in the heart of Emeryville, where bikeshare promises to ease commutes by providing a direct link to other forms of transit, like Amtrak.

When FordGo bike launches in 2017 it will bring East Bay residents bikeshare for the first time with 1,500 bikes at 150 stations at full buildout. More than 20 percent of the proposed locations are in low-income neighborhoods and memberships will be accessible for significantly reduced rates to underserved residents, reflecting Motivate’s commitment to ensure bikeshare is accessible and affordable to all.

Over the past three years, the Bay Area’s bikeshare has carried more than 1 million trips, an indication that the expanded system, to be completed in 2018, will be in very high-demand.