Metro Bike Sharing Report Headed for Planning Committee Today

Metro’s Bike Program team will come before the Planning and Programming Committee today with the agency’s Bike Share Concept Report, which examines opportunities for bike sharing in L.A. County.

The committee report is the result of a Board motion last July which called for Metro to take a “leadership role” in the implementation of a bike share program that would explore opportunities for starting a pilot project at key locations and identify possible funding, including public/private partnerships.

For those of you new to bike sharing or who may have seen it in other cities, the concept allows people to rent bikes at so-called “docking stations” around a city. The bikes can be rented at one station and returned to another. Bike sharing is considered an effective way to reduce auto trips and extend personal travel opportunities, especially when combined with transit.

Metro will have some bike sharing vendors at its Gateway headquarters building between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today to show how several of the bike sharing systems work. We’ll have a later post on The Source showing on the bike sharing report and demo, so stay tuned.

See the committee report at the following link.