Where should electric bike hubs be located in Richmond?

Where should electric bike hubs be located in Richmond?
250 e-bikes and 25 e-bike hubs are set to be deployed in Richmond as part of a partnership with Gotcha Mobility. (Photo credit: Gotcha Mobility)

As we’ve reported in the recent past, Richmond is set to launch an electric bike share network in the city in late spring in partnership with Gotcha Mobility.

The question now is where should the e-bike hubs be located? The city has launched a survey and will host several outreach events to determine that where to locate 22 hubs.

Here is a list of the upcoming outreach events:

  • 2/15: Climate Reality and Action You Can Take to Address It: 3-4 p.m. at Riggers Loft Wine Company
  • 2/19    Richmond BART Station Outreach: 3-5 p.m.
  • 2/26    North & East Neighborhood Council Meeting: 7 p.m.
  • 2/28    Atchison Village Neighborhood Council Meeting: 7 p.m.
  • 3/5       Richmond BART Station Outreach: 5:00 P.M. – 7 p.m.

The e-bike hubs are set to be stationed throughout the city and be home to a total of over 200 e-bikes. They e-bikes will be available for short term use with a fee.

Richmond was one of several cities to receive a Metropolitan Transportation Commission grant to launch the program.

According to a city statement released earlier this year, “Bike share will enhance public access to destinations; expand mobility options for low income residents, especially with the provision of subsidized memberships for income-eligible residents; improve public health through increased physical activity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants; and support community growth through safer, more vibrant streets.”

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