Tag: bike share

San Jose bike share

It appears the Bay Area bike share project may finally become reality this year. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is piloting a bike share program for San Francisco, which will have about 500 bikes at 50 stations, Redwood City (10 stations), Palo Alto (10 stations), Mountain View (10 stations) and San Jose (20 stations).

BAAQMD published a request for proposals (RFP) a little while back. Vendors have until March 8 to submit their proposals. A winning bid will be selected sometime in April or so, and the winning bidder will supposedly install 1000 bikes at 100 locations across five cities for a grand opening by July 1. Good luck with that.

I’ve mapped out the proposed locations for San Jose bike share kiosks for your benefit, perusal and discussion.


Beijing Bike Share

Beijing to install 500 bike rental kiosks with 20,000 bikes to encourage bike use and ease traffic jams in the city. Beijing transportation officials say they’ll also install bike lanes, although residents say bike lanes are often used by cars.

More –> Xinhua: More rental bikes, subway lines to ease Beijing traffic congestion. Via Transportation Nation.