Ford, in collaboration with Motivate, is launching Ford GoBike
This a regional bike-share network designed to enhance sustainable transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ford GoBike is expanding the area’s existing bike-share program to 546 stations and 7,000 bikes – serving San Francisco, San Jose and East Bay; riders can access GoBike through the FordPass™ app. Designed for the hilly urban environment of San Francisco, Ford GoBikes are built to be comfortable and easy to ride.
Ford’s commitment to work with cities to improve transportation with more accessible, affordable and sustainable mobility services takes a big leap forward with the expansion of the sanfrancisco Bay Area’s bike-share program. In collaboration with Motivate, the global leader in bike-share technology, ford GoBike begins rolling out on city streets tomorrow.
Despite the area’s infamous hills, bicycles are the fastest-growing mode of transportation there, with usage surging 184 percent between 2006 and 2015, according to the sanfrancisco Municipal Transportation Agency. In fact, the number of people in the city commuting to work on bikes nearly doubled, according to U.S. Census Bureau. It’s not hard to imagine why – bikes are a fun way to get around while getting a little exercise, too.
“At ford, we understand it takes working together with cities to address their unique set of transportation challenges to help reduce congestion,” said johnkwant, vice president, City Solutions, ford Smart Mobility. “Ford GoBike represents a strong collaboration between Motivate and the communities in the Bay Area, as all parties reinforce their commitment to help the city thrive with more sustainable mobility options like ford GoBike.”