Richmond launches first-ever bikeshare program

Bikes along a harbor

The city of Richmond has teamed with Bolt Mobility to launch the city’s first bikeshare program featuring an all electric-bike fleet. As of this week, 250 e-bikes are coming online, enhancing the local transportation system.

"We have more San Francisco Bay Trail than any other city in the Bay Area," said Richmond Mayor Tom Butt. "Our commitment to health and mobility has led to the development of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path, Richmond Greenway, Richmond Wellness Trail, Yellow Brick Road and more.”

The e-bikes are similar to standard bicycles, but with an electric motor that provides a subtle boost, helping riders increase distances with less effort. The e-bikes are comfortable, ergonomic, and include a basket for errands and a cable lock for security.

Riders can access and return the e-bikes at conveniently located transportation hubs.