SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2018 — Today, Ford GoBike is giving riders a new way to power up hills and ride for longer distances by adding pedal-assist ebikes to the bike share network in San Francisco. The new ebikes, branded as Ford GoBike Plus, can be unlocked via a Clipper card or the Ford GoBike app and docked at any Ford GoBike station in San Francisco — making Ford GoBike the first bike share system in North America to incorporate ebikes alongside classic bikes at its stations — and for a limited time, the 30-minute single trip fare is just $2.
“We are thrilled to introduce this innovative new mobility option into the Ford GoBike fleet,” said Jay Walder, CEO of Motivate. “Riders of all ages and fitness levels can now boost their natural pedal power to summit the notorious San Francisco hills and more fully enjoy the benefits of bike share. We’re proud to work with the City of San Francisco to continue improving the Ford GoBike system and expanding the City’s transportation options in an accessible and equitable way.”
“These electric bikes will benefit not just San Francisco residents, but everyone who comes to the city for any purpose,” said Jake Mackenzie, Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), which oversees the Ford GoBike program in the Bay Area. “Whether you’re going to work or to a museum, a restaurant, the theater or shopping, now you’ll have a new fun and flexible option for getting to your end destination.”
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