SAN JOSE, CA — Beginning June 13, North San José residents and employees will have easier access to Ford GoBike’s bike share system. The 200 new dockless bikes will have a rear-wheel lock that allows them to be parked outside of a dock — anywhere a bicycle can responsibly be parked, including at a public bike rack or out of the way of pedestrians on the sidewalk. The new technology makes the service available to a larger community of potential bike share users.
Ford GoBike partnered with the City of San José and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to launch its docked system in downtown San José in 2017. The new expansion makes bikes available to a greater number of users, while the dockless technology means more destinations can be reached using the system. The service area is bounded roughly by the Guadalupe River to the west, Coyote Creek to the east, the South Bay Freeway to the north and Trimble Road to the south. See a map of the service area here.
“Bike share programs can play an important role in our drive to retrofit a city built around the automobile into a city built for people,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo, who also serves as an MTC Commissioner. “I’d like to congratulate Ford GoBike on expanding into North San José, and thank them for offering residents and employees in this key employment center another green transportation option for getting around our city.”
The dockless bikes will be available at the same prices as classic Ford GoBikes: $2 for a single 30-minute ride, $10 Access Pass for unlimited 30-minute rides over a 24-hour period, $15 monthly membership, or $149 annual memberships for unlimited 45-minute rides. Bay Area residents ages 18 and older who qualify for Calfresh, SFMTA (Low Income) Lifeline Passes, or PG&E CARE utility discount are also eligible for a $5 annual Ford GoBike membership through the Bike Share for All program, developed in partnership with MTC.
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