A new bike share system that begins in San Francisco this August 29th could be a revolutionary step in reducing transportation emissions and in getting more commuters to switch to bikes. 700 bikes in 5 cities in the Bay Area will introduce commuters to the program that is the first of its kind in the nation. The convenient and affordable system will allow commuters to travel to and from public transit and make short distance trips around the city.
The impact of the new system will hopefully be to reduce air pollution in a city where transportation is the number one contributor. Making bikes easy to use and affordable for everyone will hopefully encourage more residents to ditch their cars. The solar powered bike kiosks will be located near popular commuting destinations such as universities, residential areas, and places of employment. The program will make it easier for those who need to make short, one way trips or who aren’t comfortable using their own bicycles for urban commutes. People have already begun purchasing their passes for a program that will hopefully spark a change in cities across the nation to more eco-friendly transportation.Tags: bike sharing, san francisco ride sharing