Bike Sharing Program In The Works



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, December 13, 2013

Designed to improve bike access in Downtown Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis, the system would include kiosks where people could rent bikes.

The Air Quality Management District anticipates rolling the program out sometime in 2015, now that funding has been approved by SACOG.

 

This map plots the proposed locations of the bike-share kiosks. Map source.

Bike Share Map

According to the Air Quality Management District's Bike Share business Plan there will be a range of membership levels for the program:

  • Annual Membership: $65
  • 30-day: $30
  • 7-day: $20
  • 24-hour: $7

With any membership, the first 30 minutes of each trip are free. The following usage fees apply to trips lasting:

  • 30-60 Minutes (Annual Members): $1 
  • 30-60 Minutes (Other Members): $2 
  • 60-90 Minutes: $6 
  • Each additional 30 minutes, or portion thereof: +$8

"For example, a trip lasting 98 minutes would cost $14," the bike share business plan states, "The pricing structure ramps up significantly after the first hour to encourage regular turnover and active use of the bike share bikes."

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Bike-share programs have been popular all over Europe including Antwerp, Belgium, where this photo was taken. Photo source.

The bike-share program is one of dozens of transportation projects approved by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments or SACOG.

Other highlights:

  • $1.6 million for the Freeport Blvd. bike lane project, which will reduce road hazards for CK McClatchy High School and Sacramento City College students.
  • $1.5 million to close gaps on two bike trails in Folsom.
  • $559,000 for regional bike and pedestrian data collection.
  • $730,000 for a new bike path and two bike boulevards in West Sacramento.
  • $192,000 for a bicycle way-finding signage system in Davis that's expected to set a region wide standard.

View full list of SACOG recomendations here.

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