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Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Bay Area Launches Bike Share Program


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Bay Area Bike Share bikes in San Francisco.
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Bay Area Bike Share bikes in San Francisco.

The Bay Area launched its long-awaited public bike share program last week, with bikes available at 70 locations in San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, Mountain View and Palo Alto. So far, local riders have quickly embraced the pilot program. Nearly 3,000 people bought passes to use the 700 available turquoise-colored bikes. But there have been a few glitches, such as parking shortages at some popular stations. We'll look at how Bay Area Bike Share is faring so far, and discuss plans for expansion.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Karen Schkolnick, air quality programs manager for the Bay Area Air District, which administers the bike share program
  • Leah Shahum, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

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