Bikes are NOW parked at 24 automated stations strategically located throughout downtown, including Arena Green, Children’s Discovery Museum, City Hall, Convention Center, Diridon Station, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Fountain Alley, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose State University, San Pedro Square and SoFA District. Another 18 stations will be added in the next two years, extending beyond Japantown in the north, The Alameda in the west, the eastern side of San Jose State and toWillow Street on the southside of downtown.
Users simply swipe a credit card to “check out” the bike for a short trip or errand and return it at one of the stations. One ride of 30 minutes or less is $3. A 24-hour pass is $9.95, three-day pass is $19.95, and annual membership is $124 for unlimited 45-minute rides. Exceeding the time limits costs $3 per 15 minutes.
The Ford GoBike program is available 24 hours everyday. Click here for San Jose’s stations.
The aluminum-framed bikes have adjustable seats, handlebar shifters, responsive brakes, self-powered LED lights, reflectors for night riding, front basket, puncture-resistant tires, chain guards and fenders.
There is capacity for about 10 bikes per station. San Jose is part of a Bay Area network that includes Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Oakland, Emeryville and San Francisco. The largest bike-share facilities in all the cities are at Caltrain stations.