Latest in Gear

Image credit: Kyle Kraft/Lyft

Lyft renames its Bay Area bike-sharing program Bay Wheels

It's retiring the Ford GoBike moniker.
81 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Kyle Kraft/Lyft

Today, Lyft is renaming its Bay Area bike share system. It's now Bay Wheels, no longer Ford GoBike. As part of the transition, the company is introducing new e-bikes with pedal assist for hills and the option to dock the bikes or lock them outside of a station. According to a press release, riders will be able to access the bikes with just two taps in the Lyft app.

Riders in San Jose will see the bikes beginning today, and Lyft plans to bring them to San Francisco and the East Bay later this month. They should be easy to spot, as the company is working with artists -- like Oakland-based Hueman -- to create new designs. Lyft says it will partner with more artists in the coming weeks.

Ford introduced its bike-sharing fleet to the Bay Area in 2016, when it announced plans to bring 7,000 GoBikes to San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. At the time, the bike share program was run by Motivate, which was later purchased by Lyft. Just last week, Lyft filed a lawsuit against San Francisco, claiming its efforts to expand the city's dockless bike-sharing program violates GoBike's original contract. We'll have to wait to see how that plays out and if Bay Wheels' new e-bikes can avoid some of the brake issues past models faced.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
81 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Alienware's Aurora desktop and gaming monitors get a huge redesign

Alienware's Aurora desktop and gaming monitors get a huge redesign

View
US gives Huawei another 90 days to serve existing customers

US gives Huawei another 90 days to serve existing customers

View
Supreme's 'burner' phone is built for hypebeasts

Supreme's 'burner' phone is built for hypebeasts

View
'Superhot' and 'Hotline Miami' hit Nintendo Switch today

'Superhot' and 'Hotline Miami' hit Nintendo Switch today

View
Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns

Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr