For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Eric Anderson, Transportation Division, Public Works, (510) 981-7062

GRAND OPENING OF INNOVATIVE NEW BIKE STATION IN DOWNTOWN BERKELEY

Berkeley, California (Monday, July 12, 2010) - The City of Berkeley, BART and its project partners will officially open an innovative new Bike Station on Tuesday, July 13, serving the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The new bike station at 2208 Shattuck Avenue will nearly quadruple bike storage capacity at the station, making it easier than ever to bike it, park it and BART it for free.

The public is invited to a preview of the bike station’s many features, including specially-equipped “rent-to-own” commuter bikes, bicycle repair facilities and the self-service BikeLink electronic storage area. The
celebration will include prize drawings and light refreshments.

WHAT:    BART’s Downtown Berkeley Bike Station Grand Opening Celebration

WHEN:    11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WHERE:  2208 Shattuck Avenue (street level above the Downtown Berkeley Station)

WHO:       BART Board Vice President Bob Franklin, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and other project partners

Follow the links for more information on the following topics:
• This event, visit: http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2010/news20100629.aspx
• Riding BART with a bike, visit: http://www.bart.gov/guide/bikes/index.aspx
• Bicycling in Berkeley (City of Berkeley webpage)
• Additional Bicycle Resources (City of Berkeley webpage)  

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