This summer, San Francisco will launch the first regional bicycle sharing program. The city is eager to work with your companies to roll-out this exciting new initiative to deploy 500 commuter-style bikes at 50 stations in downtown San Francisco. The SF bike-sharing program will promote bicycles for short trips and as a first- and last-mile transportation alternative for commuters and residents taking all forms of transit, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle use and improving local air quality. Bike share trips also provide an increase in accessibility to transit services, user cost savings, travel time savings, congestion reductions, relief on over-capacity transit lines, and improved public health.
On February 21, BC3 members, SF MTA, Genentech, Salesforce.com, and the SF Bicycle Coalition collaborated to host an event on how companies can participate in the city's bike-share program, including:
During the Q&A, speakers answered questions related to how the city is making streets safer for bicycles, the ideal saturation point for bike-stall location (target: ~ every 300 meters), how the bike-share program is being incorporated into the city's strategic climate planning, and - most importantly - when information on corporate sponsorship will be released (soon).
Heath Maddox, Senior Planner, Livable Streets, SF Municipal Transportation Agency
Nate Byerly, gRide Outreach Manager, Genentech, Inc.
Kit Hodge, Deputy Director, SF Bicycle Coalition (Moderator)