Ford GoBike Launches Five New Stations in Bayview
Bay Area’s Bike Share Network Expands to the Bayview Neighborhood of San Francisco for First Time as Part of Ongoing Systemwide Expansion
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 21, 2018)—Ford GoBike has added five new stations to its network in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, Ford GoBike leadership announced today. These new stations bring the benefits of bike share to even more San Francisco residents and visitors, enabling them to move around the city in a quick, healthy and fun way. The new stations also give Ford GoBike riders a chance to explore Bayview area attractions including the Bayview Opera House and the India Basin Shoreline Park.
“Having more bike share stations in the Bayview will be a big benefit to our community,” said San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, who represents District 10. “Our bike share partner, Motivate, worked with my office to make sure their planning efforts were responsive to community needs, and I’m glad that they accelerated this installation at my urging—so that my constituents can access this affordable transportation option even sooner.”
Ford GoBike and the Bayview community celebrated the launch of the five new stations at the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA on Thursday, September 20 with free community rides, giveaways, and food from local businesses including Yvonne’s Southern Sweets and All Good Pizza. Additionally, locals could use their pedal power for a good cause, by hopping on a stationary Ford GoBike. For each mile pedaled on the stationary bike at the event, Ford GoBike donated $25 to the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. In total, Ford GoBike and local community member raised over $500.
“These new stations bring the joy of bike share to Bayview, expanding bike share access in a community where quality transportation options are critically needed,” said Emily Stapleton, General Manager of Ford GoBike. “We look forward to partnering with Bayview neighbors to build excitement for bike share and being part of this vibrant, historic community for years to come.”
“I am an avid cyclist and use Ford Go Bikes regularly. It is so freeing to have another reliable transportation option that can get me where I need to go fast. I’m excited to see them in the Bayview,” said Tyra Fennell, Bayview resident and CEO and co-founder of Imprint City.
Convenient to the Muni Metro light rail, the five new stations are located at:
Newhall Street at 3rd Street;
Lane Street at Revere Avenue, near the YMCA;
Lane Street at Van Dyke Street;
Williams Avenue at Apollo Avenue, near Foods Co.;
Mendell Street at Fairfax Avenue, near Youngblood-Coleman Playground
Eligible residents ages 18 and older can enroll in Ford GoBike’s ‘Bike Share for All’ program for $5 for their first year of annual membership if they qualify for Calfresh, SFMTA (Low Income) Lifeline Passes or PG&E CARE utility discount. The program also allows participants to link their Clipper card to unlock bikes and includes a cash payment option for those who do not have a debit or credit card.
About Ford GoBike:
The Ford GoBike system is an integral part of the Bay Area’s transportation network. With more than 300 stations and,000 bikes on the ground across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the system has generated over one and half million rides since launching in June 2017. At the forefront of bikeshare innovation, the system features the popular Ford GoBike Plus ebikes to help riders easily summit San Francisco’s hills as well as 200 dockless bikes in North San Jose. When completed, the 7,000-bike, 546-station Ford GoBike network will be the second-largest bike share system in North America, setting new national standards in density, convenience and equity. Ford GoBike is operated by Motivate, North America’s bike share leader. Customers can download the app to unlock bikes, find real-time station information and see individualized statistics including miles traveled and calories burned. Learn more at fordgobike.com.