Under the program an MTC committee will consider on Wednesday, Bay Area Bike Share would install 60 bike stations in an 8 1/2-square-mile area of the East Bay and stock them with about 750 bikes — 450 in Oakland, 300 in Berkeley and an undecided number in Emeryville. Locations for the bike stations are yet to be determined.
Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville were chosen for the next expansion because of the area’s population density, its numerous transit lines and stations, and the presence of colleges and universities, said Randy Rentschler, a commission spokesman.
"The East Bay has some notable advantages," he said. "It’s relatively flat, has lots of public transit and destinations like universities, and lots of bike lanes. It has a whole lot of things that can make a bike share program a big success."