To summarize: Don’t. Please, don’t. Why? Why not be bought out by Uber? Because the objectives and culture are not a good fit. JUMP (SoBi) has a model of disruption based on offering a better product, meeting the need of people, and making a profit in the good work. Every SoBi employee I’ve had interactions […]

The City of Sacrament is set to adopt a bike share ordinance on Tuesday evening (agenda item 23). This is one more step along the way to bringing JUMP electric bike share to Sacramento, and on the whole the ordinance is good. But I have some suggestions for improving it. 5.18.210 Bicycle parking spaces required. […]

I attended the SACOG Transportation Committee meeting yesterday. Item 7 on the agenda, JUMP Bikeshare Contract Amendment, generated the most heat and most discussion of any item. The item would increase the amount allocated to the program by $48K. It was not the amount so much as the implications for bike racks that was controversial. […]

I attended the bike share open house hosted by the City of Sacramento last night. There were as many people representing partners and consultants as members of the public, and I did not see any low income or people of color. SACOG staff were present, as SACOG is the sponsoring agency for the bike share […]

From the 50 Corridor TMA Communter Connections newsletter:

Bike Share recommendation advances to City Councils

This month, both the Rancho Cordova and Folsom City Councils will hear the 50 Corridor Bike Share Task Force recommendations in for launching a new bikeshare program using LimeBike as the program provider.

The Rancho Cordova City Council is expected to vote on the recommendation at its February 20 meeting which starts at 6 p.m.  The Folsom City Council will consider the recommendation on February 27 during its meeting which starts at 6:30 p.m.

A representative of LimeBike will make a presentation to the Folsom City Council.

Should both councils approve the recommendation, bike share should be available on the 50 Corridor by early April.

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LimeBike features a dockless system – allowing users to park bikes at whatever destination is convenient.  The cost is expected to be $1 for 30 minutes, although a variety of pricing options will be available, including monthly subscription rates.  Electric assist bikes will also be available for $1 to unlock the bike and $1 per every 10 minutes.

The main goal of employing bike share along the 50 Corridor is to address first mile/last mile connections for Regional Transit’s Gold Light Rail Line.  However, bikes can be used for any kind of trip. And because the bikes are not linked to a particular rack (or dock), they can operate anywhere along the corridor where a need exists. 

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from a City of Sacramento email: Join the City and SACOG for a Bike Share Open House! What is bike share? Bike Share provides short-term bike rentals that you can pick up and drop off at various locations around Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Davis. Jump will soon be rolling out 900 bikes for anyone to […]

The announced JUMP bike share coming to Sacramento (Sacramento, West Sacramento and Davis) is fuzzy on details. The announcement says “SACOG and the cities of Davis, Sacramento, and West Sacramento are currently permitting the bike share hub locations and are beginning public engagement.” The implication is that the system will be dock-optional, with hubs located […]