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Event 12/17 -- Bicycle Sharing Demonstration in San Francisco

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  • Anne Koeller
    Please see announcement below from SFMTA regarding Bicycle Sharing Demonstration in San Francisco next week. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 9, 2010
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      Please see announcement below from SFMTA regarding Bicycle Sharing Demonstration
      in San Francisco next week.


      The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will host a Bicycle Sharing
      demonstration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 17 and 18, at Civic Center
      Plaza in front of City Hall. Test systems from some of the nation’s leading
      bicycle share vendors and learn about plans to bring Bicycle Sharing to the San
      Francisco Bay Area.
      Bicycle Share Technology Showcase

      The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will host a Bicycle Sharing
      demonstration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 17 and 18, at Civic Center
      Plaza in front of City Hall. The event will showcase systems from some of the
      nation’s leading bicycle share vendors. The public is invited to come test ride
      the bicycles and kiosk stations and experience technology currently in use in
      cities such as Washington DC, Denver, Montreal, London, Chicago, Melbourne, and
      Minneapolis. Similar to car sharing, bicycle sharing is a term used to describe
      a membership-based system of short-term bicycle rental. People can check a
      bicycle out from a network of automated bicycle kiosk stations, ride to their
      destination, and return the bicycle to a different station.

      Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
      (SFMTA), have made bicycle sharing a high priority and in October of this year
      the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved a $4.29 million grant
      that will make bicycle sharing in San Francisco and the region a reality. The
      Regional Bicycle Sharing Pilot Program will deploy approximately 1,000 bicycles
      at up to 100 kiosk stations along the San Francisco Peninsula—including 500
      bicycles in San Francisco. The total project cost is approximately $7 million
      with $1.4 million in funding provided by the Air District and $1.3 million in
      matching funds from the local partners.

      Title: Bicycle Share Technology Showcase
      Date: December 17 and 18
      Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Location: Civic Center Plaza (in front of City Hall)
      Description: Come learn about Bicycle Sharing in SF and test bicycles




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