Progress is being made on the first phase of Metro’s long-awaited bike share system, which is slated to open July 7. Metro revealed through an Instagram post that the first bike share hub went in yesterday in front of Union Station.
The program, which will allow users to rent a bike, ride it, and return to any other Metro bike share kiosk, will bring 1,000 bikes to 65 hubs around Downtown. The final locations of the 64 other stations won’t be announced until the day before the official launch, but a preliminary map on the bike share website shows locations clustered heavily in Downtown proper, with several stations in Chinatown, the Arts District, and a few popping up around LA Trade Technical College. Since there’s only about a month to launch and over 60 stations to go, we should see a lot more of these bike hubs appearing very soon.
A photo posted by Metro Bike (@bikemetro) on Jun 6, 2016 at 4:03pm PDT
A photo posted by SOCAL (@therepublicofcalifornia) on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:57am PDT
TODAY! The first Metro Bike Share station is getting installed at Union Station in DTLA! We launch #MetroBike on 7-7-16, buy a pass today at the link in our profile. #bikeshare #metrobike @bcycle.bikeshare @metrolosangeles @ladotofficial @ladotbikeprog @ladowntowner @happeningindtla @laweekly #bicycle #bikela #bikeinstead @mayorofla @losangeles @downtownmuse #dtla #motivationmonday
A photo posted by Metro Bike (@bikemetro) on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:10am PDT
- Los Angeles’s Bike Share Launches July 7 [Curbed LA]
- Metro Bike Share [Official site]
- Los Angeles’s Bike Share Program