The Yosemite Bike-Share Program, which launched as a Conservancy-funded pilot in 2018, aims to help address traffic congestion in the Valley by providing alternative transit options for short trips.

The dockless bicycles, stationed near Valley campgrounds, encourage overnight visitors to pedal to nearby areas, rather than drive. Instead of relying on cars for quick errands, such as picking up camping supplies in Yosemite Village, visitors can use a mobile app to unlock a bike, cruise on flat paths, and avoid the hassle of crowded roads and parking areas. In 2019, your support helped the park launch an improved bike-share app, double the size of the bicycle fleet, refine program logistics and evaluate options for a long-term bike-share program.

Your contribution propelled efforts to expand eco-friendly transit options in Yosemite and reduce the number of cars on Valley roads.

Completed in partnership with Yosemite National Park.

Kevin Killian

Chief Ranger, Yosemite National Park

Project Notes

Many visitors who stay in Yosemite Valley campgrounds drive their cars relatively short distances for meals or trips to the store, or to trailhead for day hikes, which adds to traffic congestion and visitor frustration unnecessarily.