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Bay Area Bike Sharing Program Expands to Include, Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville

The new areas that are being equipped include Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville.

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    Bay Area Bike Sharing Program Expands to Include, Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville
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    A Bay Area bike share program rolled out an expansion this month, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Brooklyn-based Motivate runs the program and is operating under a 10-year contract with the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission, according to the Chronicle.

    The bike share program is currently available in San Francisco and San Jose.

    Motions to expand have already begun, with the company moving into three more cities with a total of 7,000 bikes. The new areas in the expansion include Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville.

    With the increase of bikes and cities, here are some new paths to check out in each destination:

    Emeryville

    If looking for a scenic bike path, head to the Emeryville City Marina. This cove will give riders an opportunity to peddle a portion of the 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail. The dock will provide paved roads and make for a great outing for the whole family.

    Being in a marina, visitors will be able to take in the fresh Bay water as well as admire the boats inhabiting the harbor. Bikers can also pull over after their trip to shop or grab something to eat on Bay Street in Emeryville.

    Oakland

    While the marina will provide views of the ocean, Butters Canyon will lead your through untouched greenery. As reported by the East Bay Express, this bike route will temporarily alleviate city stress and replace it with nature’s serenity. To begin, cycle over to the Oakland Hills and enter from Mountain Boulevard.

    Berkeley

    Another route praised by the East Bay Express is the Layfayette-Moraga Regional Trail. Another ride great for families, this path takes cyclists for a tour of Bay Area neighborhoods. There are side paths as well, allowing riders to spice up the route with intermediate hills. East Bay Express warns enthusiast to head there early to beat the heat.

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