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Capital Bike Share station in Georgetown area of Washington,D.C. Photo credit: EV World.com
Capital Bike Share station in Georgetown area of Washington,D.C. Photo credit: EV World.com

San Francisco Bay Area Selects Alta Bicycle Share

$7 million program will see deployment of 700 bicycles and 70 stations to be distributed among communities on the San Francisco peninsula.

Funded by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, as well as local transit agencies, 350 bicycles positioned across 35 stations will be distributed throughout Palo Alto, San Jose, Redwood City, and Mountain View. The remaining bikes will be positioned around San Francisco, itself.

The company selected to operate the system is Alta Bicycle Share, which also runs similar systems in Boston, Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, and Melbourne, Australia. They also will run the Citibike program in New York, which has experienced a series of delays, including the loss of bikes due to flooding from Superstorm Sandy.

The D.C. program, Capital Bikeshare, has proven very popular, logging more than 3 million rides since its launch in 2010.

The Bay Area program plans to add an additional 250 bikes once the initial system is up and running.

Posted By: Bill Moore [26-Mar-2013]

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