Get ready to roll! The City of Fremont has launched a bike share system in partnership with HOPR, a national micromobility operator. The new program offers a convenient option for Fremont residents, workers, and visitors to get around. It will now be even easier to bridge the last-mile gap between work, home, and public transportation. Offering 250 bicycles, the initial bike deployments focused in the City Center, Irvington, Centerville, and Warm Springs areas. After the pilot program is completed, the program may be expanded to include additional bikes and areas.

The GPS-enabled bikes are available 24/7 and are easy to find and rent. Fremont’s bike share system is a “dockless” system that allows users to locate and unlock the bicycles using a mobile app on either iOS or Android. Users may end their trip at any point in the city, provided that the bike is responsibly parked. In addition, the City is supporting the system by installing parking hubs in high demand areas.

HOPR smart bikes are one of the most affordable shared mobility systems in the Bay Area. Pay Per Ride trips cost $1 to start and only charge 15¢ per minute. For more frequent riders, HOPR offers a 30 Day Pass for $20 that provides unlimited free unlocks and a reduced per minute rate of 10¢. For riders who plan to use the bike share system nearly every day, HOPR offers a 365 Day Pass that costs only $60 per year and provides 30 minutes of riding time a day, unlimited free unlocks, and a reduced per minute rate of 10¢. The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Users are responsible for following all laws and rules of the road and providing their own helmets.

Fremont’s partnership with HOPR is a one-year pilot as part of the City’s Shared Active Transportation program and is made possible in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. We’re excited to launch programs like these that support the City’s vision to be a smart city, a “strategically urban” community, and an active, healthy place to live.