Oakland Electric Bike Library

At the July 21, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Michael Randolph and GRID Alternatives Micromobility Program Manager Edgar Arellano provided an update on the Oakland Electric Bike Library. This project will provide communities with access to affordable medium and long-term rentals with approximately 500 e-bikes, cargo bikes, and adaptive bikes, while supporting community-run bike shops to perform maintenance and educate users. Staff are seeking input on bike types, rental periods, and other program aspects. This five-year project is funded by $1,000,000, grant from the Clean Mobility Options Voucher (CMO) program.

Please take 5 minutes to complete a survey about the program.

An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

E-bikes to be available at storefronts

Focus on serving East Oakland, West Oakland, San Antonio, Chinatown, Fruitvale and other Oakland communities impacted by economic and environmental injustices

Program design — feedback?

  • What types of e-bikes should we ensure we have available?
  • How long should a rental or “rent” period be?
  • How much should it cost it “rent” a bike? What should we consider when structuring the cost?


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