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Thu May 26, 2016, 09:57 AM

L.A. Metro and City of Los Angeles to Officially Launch Bike Sharing in Downtown Los Angeles


In the latest major announcement designed to improve transportation options in the L.A. region, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the city of Los Angeles has announced they will officially launch Metro’s bike sharing program in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 7.

Up to 1,000 bicycles will be available at up to 65 strategically placed downtown L.A. locations, serving Union Station, City Hall, Grand Park, the L.A. Convention Center, South Park, Chinatown, the Arts District, the Fashion District, Little Tokyo and more. Many bike share stations will be placed in close proximity to the Metro Rail and Bus network, giving transit riders direct access to Metro bikes to easily combine bicycle and transit trips.

“We are excited that L.A. will officially join the bike share revolution that is now giving city dwellers across the nation new ways to explore their urban communities,” said Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair. “Marrying bicycle and transit trips will go a long way in supporting healthy lifestyles, easing traffic on downtown streets and, perhaps most importantly, getting Angelenos where they need to go in an efficient and affordable manner.”

People who live, work and play in downtown L.A. are encouraged to sign up for a Metro bike share pass in advance of the launch. The system will be accessible exclusively to pass holders from July 7 until August 1, 2016 to incentivize pass holder sales. The system will open to walk-up customers starting August 1. People who purchase their pass early will get a limited edition Metro Bike Share Kit. The first 1,000 people to sign up will also receive exclusive Metro bike share pins. ...............(more)

http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12212777/la-metro-and-city-of-los-angeles-to-officially-launch-bike-sharing-in-downtown-los-angeles-july-7




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