The City of Fremont is partnering with HOPR, a leading micro-mobility company operating in cities across North America, to introduce a dockless bike share system. Fremont’s new bike share system will offer a convenient option for short trips and for the first-and last-mile portion of transit trips. HOPR will roll out 250 dockless bicycles in Fremont on August 5, to provide a safe and sustainable mobility option. Bikes can be used across the city, with HOPR deploying and rebalancing bikes near transit stations, in major commercial districts, and near activity centers.
The City has issued HOPR a permit as part of its Shared Active Transportation program. The program, which supports the City’s vision to be a smart city and that is environmentally sustainable, is made possible in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The permit is for a one-year pilot program.
The GPS-enabled bikes are available 24/7 and easy to find and rent. Users simply download the HOPR Transit app to sign up and unlock a bike. The app is available on iOS and Android. The first 30 minutes are free to all new users.
“Micro-mobility has come a long way since we launched our first bike share program in California. Today we are excited to expand our services and commitment to Fremont with the launch of HOPR.” says Josh Squire, CEO of HOPR. “Bicycles are convenient, fun and offer the added benefit of storage to carry groceries, while also keeping you fit.”
HOPR smart-bikes are one of the most affordable shared mobility systems in the area. Pay Per Ride trips cost $1 to start and only 15¢/min. For more frequent riders, a 30 Day Pass is $20 per month and provides unlimited free unlocks and a reduced per minute rate of 10¢/min, while a 365 Day Pass costs $60 per year and provides 30 minutes of riding time a day, unlimited free unlocks, and the reduced per minute rate of 10¢/min.
To keep streets and sidewalks safe for all, riders are encouraged to park in designated parking areas, visible in the app or by public bicycle racks. The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, and users are encouraged to bring their own helmets.