Bay Area considering bike sharing program

October 27, 2010 4:22:50 PM PDT
Bay Area transportation who want to get people out of their cars are planning to set up a bike sharing program between San Francisco and San Jose sometime next year.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the $7 million pilot project would provide one thousand bicycles for registered subscribers -- much like a car sharing program.

Participants who sign up and pay a membership fee would unlock the bikes electronically with a credit or prepaid smart card and users can ride the bike and drop it off at any bay area station within the network.