Bike-sharing network set to debut in August 

  • Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

San Francisco’s long-anticipated bike-sharing network is set to arrive in August, and The City has now released potential locations for stations.

The network will include 350 bikes at 35 stations as part of the initial rollout. The majority of the stations will be located in San Francisco’s downtown core, with nine on Market Street alone. The most northern station is proposed for Chestnut and Sansome streets, with the southernmost location on Townsend Street between Seventh and Eighth streets.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which is managing the program along with private vendor Alta Bicycle Share, is expected to hold an open house meeting Thursday to discuss its proposed station locations. The hearing will be held at the North Light Court in City Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

After the introductory phase, the agency hopes to increase the size of the program to 1,000 bikes. There are plans to eventually deploy 3,000 bikes.

Users will be able to pick up and drop off bikes at different locations. Full fee information has not been released, but the first 30 minutes of each trip are free and an annual membership costs $100.

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