Lyft-owned Bay Wheels is proposing to expand its service with a bike station in the the heart of Ingleside.
Bay Wheels has proposed a new station for its fleet of rental bicycles in Ingleside joining the existing station on Frida Kahlo Way in front of City College of San Francisco.
The Lyft-owned company seeks to convert three parking spaces into a dock for 19 bicycles on Granada Avenue at Holloway Avenue. The location is near the Ocean Avenue retail district, beside the Holloway Avenue bikeway and in the first and last mile gap for the 29 Sunset bus line.
A call to the property owner beside the proposed station was not answered.
Users unlock bikes from one station and return them to any station in the network. Anyone 18 and older can become a registered user via the Lyft or Bay Wheels mobile apps, station kiosks or linked Clipper cards.
There are no other stations in the works, according to a Bay Wheels representative. However, the micromobility company will work with residents interested in setting them up in strategic locations.
“I am pleased that there are more bikes available for greater access to cycling at a time when one’s public transit options are still limited for the sake of public health,” San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens’ Advisory Council District 7 representative Neil Ballard said. “However, I just took my first ride on a Bay Wheels bike recently, and the cost of the trip was three times higher than the same trip would have been on public transit, so I think that the rental price of these bikes needs to be lower.”
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