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Bikeshare Program to Roll Out in August

There will be 100 'iconic' bicycles in Palo Alto.

Local municipalities and agencies have long been encouraging residents to get out of their cars and explore alternative modes of transportation. One option launching this August: a Bikeshare program in Palo Alto and neighboring cities along the Peninsula, reported KQED.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District partnered with local transit agencies to combine local grant money with an allotted $4.3 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Climate Initiatives Grant. The money will provide more than 1,000 bicycles to the public along the Caltrain corridor. There will be 100 bicycles Palo Alto, 100 in Redwood City, 100 in Mountain View, 200 in San Jose and 500 in San Francisco.

Much like a car-share program such as ZipCar, members will be able to subscribe to a monthly service and go check out "iconic" bikes from kiosks in participating cities.

Partners include the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the San Mateo County Transit District, the City of Redwood City, the Bay Area Air Quality management District (BAAQMD) and the SAMTRANS.

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Colleen Standley March 22, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Good place to start this and grow it from in Nor Cal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_sharing_system

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