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BERKELEY'S FIRST BIKE SHARE STATIONS ANNOUNCED
Give feedback on these and future stations

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, May 04, 2016) - See how you might use Berkeley’s first 10 bike share stations, give feedback and propose where the next 27 should go.

The first phase, which will be built by the end of the year, focuses on the downtown and being in close proximity to BART stops, where high concentrations of residents live, work and shop. Combined with two dozen more stations in Oakland and Emeryville, this first phase creates a bike share corridor from Downtown Berkeley all the way to Jack London Square.

The next two phases will move further into neighborhoods, filling out a 24-7 transportation system for short, one-way trips. Mobility affects social equity. At least seven stations will be in historically underserved neighborhoods in South and West Berkeley.

Look at the map for the first phase of bike share stations, and let us know what you think by giving feedback online. You can also give feedback in person at the locations listed below until May 9.

Berkeley

Central Library Branch
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley CA 94704
Give feedback from April 26th to May 9th during normal library hours.

Claremont Library Branch
2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley CA 94705
Give feedback from April 26th to May 9th during normal library hours.

Visit berkeleypubliclibrary.org for hours and directions. 

Oakland

Main Library Branch 
125 14th Street, Oakland, CA  94612
Give feedback from April 26th to May 9th during normal library hours.

Temescal Library Branch 
5205 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 
Give feedback from April 26th to May 9th during normal library hours.

For Oakland library directions and hours visit oaklandlibrary.org.

Emeryville

Town Hall 
1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
Give feedback from April 26th to May 9th during normal business hours.
For Town Hall directions and hours visit ci.emeryville.ca.us

Berkeley's 400 shared bicycles will be part of a fleet of 7,000 bicycles in the region, building a robust network that includes San Jose and San Francisco. In 2018 when the system is complete, the Bay Area will have one of the largest and densest bike share systems in North America. Residents and visitors can use bikes for commuting, fun or work.

Berkeleyans love to bike. A survey for the City's Bicycle Plan, which is being updated this year, found that 70% of residents were "interested but concerned" about bicycling. Their primary concern involved designing streets to better accommodate people biking. Updates to the Bicycle Plan this year will work to address this, and bike share addresses the next three biggest concerns: bike theft, home storage and bicycle maintenance. 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission selected Motivate, the nation's largest operator of bike share systems, to run Bay Area Bike share, and the Berkeley City Council approved  this agreement on January 19. 

Station locations and additional neighborhood workshops will be announced this summer at bayareabikeshare.com/expansion. You can also suggest a station location at suggest.bayareabikeshare.com.

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