Mountain View has five bike stations, and two more are planned. Bikes are now at the ready for use at: the San Antonio Caltrain Station; the Mountain View Caltrain Station; Rengstorff Avenue at California Street; City Hall; and the Evelyn Avenue Park and Ride lot.
Stations are planned for the San Antonio Shopping Center, and at Castro Street at El Camino Real.
The Canadian-made, seven-speed bikes are available for rent with memberships costing $88 per year, $22 for a three-day pass and $9 for a daily pass, according to the air quality district.
The $7 million program's bikes are intended for short trips of 30 minutes or less ,but borrowers may use them for longer periods for an extra fee, air district officials said.
On the Peninsula, in addition to Mountain View, the cities of Palo Alto, San Jose, and Redwood City are participating. The program's initial phase was launched with 700 bikes available for rent at 70 stations, with a second phase planned to add 300 bikes and 30 stations by the end of the year, according to the VTA.
Go to bayareabikeshare.com for more information about the program.
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