San Francisco is pioneering a new bike-sharing program in the vein of Paris and Barcelona. The project has been trumpeted by Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office for years. With a $4 million grant that eventually came through, the city is readying 500 bikes for deployment in the spring of 2012.
That’s a bit of a ways off. But bicycling companies vying for the city contract were out demo-ing their systems this past weekend. Explaining how it will all work was Jerold Chinn at Shareable who also created this video of B-cycle .
Bike Sharing Demonstration from SF Public Press on Vimeo.