Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach Finally Have New Bike Shares

Eight docking stations were unveiled in the western neighborhoods of SF yesterday and more are on the way soon.

For those who use San Francisco’s network of Bay Wheels — the bike ridership program owned by Lyft — it can be incredibly hard navigating into Golden Gate Park on one of the models, be they electrified or not. The same, too, can be said about riding along the upper stretches of Ocean Beach. But yesterday, the City’s Bay Wheels program expanded into the park with eight new bike share stations.

And it’s just in time for one of the park’s biggest events of the year – Outside Lands.

According to Lyft, the mobility service company has installed eight new docking stations and “virtual corrals” throughout the park, including the JFK Promenade; there’s also one now along the Great Highway Bike Trail when it intersected Lincoln Way. Better yet: There are more on the way in the coming weeks. 

Per a press release from Lyft, the next round of biking stations that will complement the eight unveiled Monday will be at Conservatory of Flowers near Ocean Beach, more along John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, stations near Spreckels Lake, Stow Lake, and Bowling Green Drive north of the parking lot.

All of this is a *massive win* for micro-mobility in San Francisco’s more western neighborhood, one that will simultaneously help people explore the Sunset and Richmond district with increased ease as they weave through Golden Gate Park. Plus, the improved accessibility to nearby institutions will inevitably help increase visitor traffic for the Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, and California Academy of Sciences.

Get outside. Bike responsibly. Embrace the fact that San Francisco is among the most walkable, bike-able cities in the country.

Now… let’s get that mess on Valencia Street all figured out.

Feature Image: Courtesy of X via [at]sfbike

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