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SF Having Bike Sharing Demonstration

Published December 16, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—B-cycle will demonstrate its bike share system in San Francisco this Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza (in front of San Francisco City Hall) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees will be able to check out a bike from the station just like they are members of a Bay Area B-cycle system and take a B-cycle for a test ride, according to a press release.

B-cycle is conducting this bike sharing event to support the recent funding of a Regional Bicycle Sharing Pilot Program by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will manage the overall project that will deploy 1,000 bikes at up to 100 kiosks (stations) in the City of San Francisco, Redwood City and Santa Clara County. The total project calls for an investment of close to $7 million to validate the effectiveness of bike sharing in the region.

"Bike sharing was created for the commuter whose transit stop is one to two miles from the office, the urbanite running errands, and the tourist out sightseeing," said Bob Burns, president of Bcycle. "With this in mind, B-cycle offers a specially designed cruiser-style bike that is comfortable for people of all sizes and cycling abilities."

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