January 30, 2018 – The Ford GoBike program surpassed a key milestone in late December, with more than 500,000 rides taken since launch in June 2017. In another milestone, the number of Bay Area residents who have signed up for discounted memberships has nearly tripled since September 2017, thanks to vigorous efforts to inform low-income communities about the Bike Share for All discount program.
The Ford GoBike program is operated under a public-private partnership between the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Motivate, a global leader in bike share. With 262 stations and 2,600+ bikes on the ground across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the Ford GoBike bike share network is fast approaching the halfway mark on system expansion in the Bay Area.
Almost 1,500 residents are enrolled via the $5 first-year Bike Share for All discounted membership, or roughly 15 percent of the Ford GoBike’s nearly 10,000 annual members. Members enrolled in Ford GoBike via the Bike Share for All discount program can take unlimited free 60-minute trips. By comparison, the standard annual Ford GoBike membership costs $149 per year and gives riders access to unlimited 45-minute rides on any Ford GoBike.
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