Metro is leading a regional effort to develop a user-friendly bikeshare system to increase transportation choices for people traveling to and from transit stations and making short trips. The program will provide a fleet of bicycles that can be borrowed from strategically placed bikeshare stations.
Metro is currently studying station locations in the Regional Bikeshare Implementation Plan and seeking input on areas identified for Phase 1 implementation: downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena and Santa Monica.
Metro has proposed a number of initial launch stations. Let us know what you think of these locations by clicking ‘like’ or leaving a comment. If you know of a great spot for a bikeshare station, pin it on the map. If that location has already been suggested, you can tell us you ‘like’ it or give more information by leaving a comment.
Final bikeshare station locations will be determined by Metro, staff of Phase 1 cities and the bikeshare operator. Locations will be determined based on availability of space, right-of-way, ADA access, demand, support and numerous other factors. Implementation is currently planned for 2016.
With your help, Los Angeles County will be one step closer to a regional bikeshare system. Please visit the interactive map to make your station suggestions. Input will be accepted through September 8. For more information or to provide feedback, send an email to Bikeshare@metro.net.
Below is a short FAQ on bikesharing and station locations:
What is bikeshare?
Bikeshare programs provide a fleet of strategically located bicycles that can be borrowed for individual local trips. Bicycles can be returned to the same station or a separate one, depending on what suits your trip.
What makes a great bikeshare station location?
Bikeshare stations located near key destinations, rail and bus stations and within accessible distance of other bikeshare stations help people make trips.
What is Metro going to do with my proposed station sites?
Metro and implementing jurisdictions will consider all proposed station sites, comments, and ‘likes’ received as part of this process. Final selection of bikeshare station locations will take into account availability of space, right-of-way, ADA access, demand, support and numerous other items.
Why can’t I pin a station where I want?
We don’t want to waste your time—so we are limiting pins to areas being considered for Phase I. If you have other suggestions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Which cities are being considered for Phase I implementation?
Downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena, and Santa Monica are being considered for Phase 1. As part of the Implementation Plan, Metro will be studying areas suitable for Phase 2 implementation.
Why are only four areas being considered?
Metro is launching bikeshare in areas that have proven feasible, have secured funding, and are located around Metro rail system. The rail system provides a backbone connection between the pilot cities. With an integrated system, a user can ride the first 1-3 miles to a transit station on a bikeshare bike, dock their bike, ride transit to their destination, and pick up another bike to complete the last mile of their trip. As with many other Metro services, the benefits of bikeshare extend beyond the the communities surrounding stations. Anyone who lives, works, travels through, or visits the pilot cities will be able to utilize bikeshare. As part of the Implementation Plan, expansion areas will be identified throughout the County for future phases.
When will bikeshare hit the streets of L.A. County?
Los Angeles County is trying to accomplish a feat that no other region has been able to by creating one integrated, countywide system, which provides a seamless user-experience. Metro is working closely with jurisdictions and departments to make this vision a reality. Implementation is currently planned for 2016.