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Announcing Ford GoBike

Ford Motor Company and Bay Area Motivate are working together to bring a bigger, better bike share to the Bay Area. With 7,000 bikes at full build-out, the system will have stations every few blocks in San Francisco; connect Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville; and extend the San Jose service area from the downtown core. It will link people to MUNI and BART, to jobs and schools, and all that the Bay Area has to offer.

See where Ford GoBike is coming:

San Francisco (JPG)
East Bay(JPG)
San Jose (JPG)

Bay Area Bike Share is expanding tenfold from 700 to 7,000 bikes starting in Spring 2017. This expansion will roll out in phases and is expected to be complete by 2018. Read on for more information on our outreach process to select bike share locations.

Outreach by the Numbers

Suggest-a-Station submissions: Over 5,000
Stakeholder meetings: Over 200
Public Workshops: 27
Thousands of local residents engaged.

Read our Interim Outreach Report (PDF)

Station Selection Process

1. Online Crowdsourcing:

In May 2015, we created suggest.bayareabikeshare.com, inviting the public to tell us where they want to see future stations. To date we have received nearly 5,000 suggestions from individuals across the Bay Area.

2. Technical Siting Analysis:

After collecting crowd-sourced data, we work with a local planning firm to begin to determine a list of “technically viable” sites for bike share. These are sites that work from a traffic safety and urban planning perspective. We aim to have 3-5x the number of sites needed for the final system.

3. Public Workshops:

The next step is public workshops, where neighbors sit around maps and discuss which station locations work best for their community. In early 2016 we hosted our first public workshops in San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay, where we invited the public to review possible site locations, informed by both crowd-sourced suggestions and technical analysis. Leaning on the local knowledge and expertise of residents, these workshops informed the selection of Proposed Expansion Sites below.

Click here to see a list of past workshops.

4. Additional Outreach:

Throughout this entire process we have also solicited feedback from local elected officials, city agencies, neighborhood associations, and merchant groups to ensure the selected sites align with neighborhood goals and values.

5. Merging technical criteria with community input:

Our planners then work to merge the information we’ve received via the crowdsourcing tool, public meetings and stakeholder outreach with their technical assessment to create the Proposed Expansion Sites.

Phase 3 Proposed Expansion Sites

Below are the Proposed Expansion Sites for Phase 3 of our 5-phase expansion. Phase 3 will be a dedicated East Bay phase to complete expansion in Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville. In Phases 4 and 5, we'll continue expansion in San Francisco and San Jose.

East Bay - Full Map (PDF)
East Bay - Zoomed Version - North (PDF)
East Bay - Zoomed Version - South (PDF)

To submit comments on our Phase 3 sites, please click here.
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Phase 2 Proposed Expansion Sites

Below are the Proposed Expansion Sites for Phase 2 for San Francisco and San Jose.

San Francisco (JPG)
San Jose (JPG)

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