Metro Bike Share is expanding to Venice, the Port of Los Angeles and the city of Pasadena in 2017. The Metro Board approved the expansion in October and new stations are expected to debut this summer. Now we need your input on station placement in Venice!
Last month we asked the public to suggest locations in Venice for Metro Bike Share stations. We received 286 suggestions and have reviewed them based on station siting criteria (see below). Now we want your input on a smaller set of potential locations.
Feedback we’ve received so far
•286 total comments.
•78 unique participants (unique users).
•101 comments from participants who said they live and work in Venice.
•142 comments from participants who said they live in Venice (50 percent of responses).
•37 comments from participants who said they work in Venice.
•226 likes / 60 dislikes (from 15 users / 19 percent of respondents).
The deadline for comments is Friday, March. 3.
When thinking about station locations, please consider the following questions:
What are the space requirements for a bike share station?
The average station size is approximately the size of three parking spaces. Some stations may be smaller or larger. Stations may also be placed in plazas or open areas that do not affect parking spaces.
What are the station siting criteria?
We are searching for locations on streets, sidewalks or plazas that provide:
- Connectivity – connections to transit hubs and key destinations create a network.
- Space Availability – wider sidewalks and parking spaces are great locations.
- Accessibility – stations should be visible from the street and easy and comfortable to access.
- Sun – sunny spots are best since stations can run on solar power.
- Demand and Support – stations should be located where there is high demand.
- Convenient & Close to Bike Lanes – stations should be close as possible to key destinations (as close as the closest car parking space) and placed along streets with bike lanes to make riding comfortable.
Are final stations set in stone?
No. The final station locations will be evaluated as the program moves forward. Stations may be moved in the future if there are locations that better meet community needs.