Update: Investing in Bikeshare in the Bay Area and Bringing Ebikes Back!

  • Over the next six months, we will deploy 4,000 ebikes, in addition to our network of classic, docked bikes. Beginning in mid-December, we’ll add hundreds of ebikes each week, so that the Bay Wheels fleet will be majority ebikes by the beginning of next year.
  • We will provide better service and increased reliability for our riders. Specifically, we will deploy multiple models of ebikes, so that the impact of potential hardware issues is mitigated. We’ll comply with more stringent Key Performance Indicators that will measure bike availability and fleet size to provide better service and increased reliability for our riders. If we can’t meet the requirements, riders may have access to ebikes from different operators. In addition, we will maintain a standalone bikeshare app, which will include access to ebikes by the end of the year.
  • We will redeploy ebikes the week of November 18th, under the same agreement we came to with the City of San Jose prior to removing the ebikes from service.
  • We are working individually with the Cities of Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville to reach agreements that reflect the needs of their communities and will allow us to continue our long-term investment. We hope to complete those agreements as soon as possible so that we can reintroduce ebikes.

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The Bay Area’s bikeshare system. With thousands of bikes available, it’s the most fun, convenient, and affordable way to explore the region.