Bike Share FAQs
What is Bike Share?
What is Bike Share?
Bike share is a membership program where anyone can pick up a bike from a bike station and return it to another, making trips on bike fast and easy. Bike share provides people with easy access to bikes.
Currently, the project proposes to install and operate a pilot system of 88 stations and 616 bikes serving the cities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Davis.
Why create a bike share system?
The Sacramento region is a prime location to build a successful bike share program. The areas targeted for early pilot testing consist of a variety of destinations, job centers, and housing. Having the mix of jobs, housing, and other recreational destinations is one key component to a successful program.
Bike share aims to:
- Increase the number of bicycle and walking trips
- Increase and improve bicycling and walking opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities
- Improve bicycle and pedestrian safety
- Improve public health through active transportation
- Increase access to bus and light rail
- Reduce trips taken by car
- Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air pollutants that come from cars
- Complement the existing bicycle and walkway opportunities
- Increase education, encouragement and awareness of bicycling for transportation
- Increase collection of bicycle and pedestrian related data
- Increase biking and walking collaboration among regional stakeholders
When will the Regional Bike Share system be operational?
A preview phase with 50 to 100 Smart Bicycles will begin on May 15, 2017 for the cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento.
Who is developing and funding the Regional Bike Share system?
SACOG is working with local government and stakeholders to plan and launch the Regional Bike Share system. Early tasks includes developing a governance structure, public outreach, and environmental planning.
The following government agency partners have committed over $4.8 million in local and federal funding to start the Regional Bike Share System:
- Sacramento Area Council of Governments
- Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
- City of Sacramento
- City of West Sacramento
- City of Davis
- Sacramento Regional Transit
- Yolo County Transportation Authority
- Capitol Corridor Joint Power Authority
- University of California, Davis
- California State University, Sacramento