Metro’s bike share program will expand to Pasadena on July 14 and the Port of Los Angeles on July 31, the agency announced this week.
The expansion has been in the works for some time, but the exact launch dates had not been announced until now. Another planned expansion of the program into Venice will be announced in the near future.
“We are tremendously excited that Metro’s bike share program is expanding to new communities in L.A. County following our successful pilot launch in downtown L.A. last summer,” said John Fasana, Metro board chair and mayor pro-tem of Duarte.
“Even more Angelenos can rent these bicycles for short trips as well as to make first-mile, last-mile connections to Metro’s robust bus and rail system,” he said.
A total of 30 stations will be coming to Pasadena, while 13 will be installed at the Port of Los Angeles.
“Los Angeles is an incredible place to discover on two wheels—and now, we’re making it even easier for cyclists to explore,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The expansion of the Metro Bike Share program is an example of our strong commitment to offering Angelenos more transportation choices, and making our region more sustainable.”
Metro’s bike sharing system is currently only located in downtown Los Angeles and has 61 stations and about 700 bicycles. The coming expansion into Pasadena, Port of L.A. and Venice will create a total of 1,400 bicycles at up to 125 stations.
“Bike share has many benefits, but most importantly it will encourage healthy communities in the harbor,” City Councilman Joe Buscaino said.
“My family and I will certainly use the bike share to enjoy the L.A. and Wilmington waterfronts. Bike share will help connect all of the wonderful assets we already have at our waterfront and will be a key ingredient in the success of the new San Pedro Public Market.”