Cupertino Bicycle Sharing Pilot Program
Bicycle sharing systems can reduce local traffic congestion, improve local air quality, and is one of many City efforts to provide alternatives to driving alone. The City Council approved an 18-month pilot program in November of 2018. The City anticipates a fleet of bicycles to be made available by Summer 2019. This pilot program currently does not include e-scooters.
What is Bicycle Sharing?
It is an innovative transportation program where a fleet of bicycles is available to the public for a small fee. Simply download the vendor App, ride the bicycle to your final destination, park it, and end your trip in the App. The bicycle is then available for the next person. It is ideal for short trips around town, one-way trips, and connecting to transit. Many bicycles are now e-assist offering an additional "boost" to your ride.
How It Works
Download the vendor's mobile App and follow instructions to create an account and unlock a bicycle. We encourage you to use a helmet, although helmets are not required consistent with California law. If you do not have a smart phone or credit card, most vendors offer ways to obtain membership cards by mail and ways to pay with cash.
- Park in landscaping/furniture zone of sidewalk (area w/trees, poles, & other fixtures);
- Leave enough space for pedestrians & wheelchairs;
- Do not park on corners, in driveways, or blocking curb ramps;
- Do not block access to buildings, benches, bus stops, etc;
- Do not hide bicycles out of sight;
- Park the bike upright & be courteous!
Follow in-App instructions to report problems such as a broken bicycles, missing safety equipment, broken lights, etc. Poorly parked bicycles or bicycles blocking access points can also be reported with each vendors app.