Bikeshare is coming to downtown Los Angeles in 2016 with nearly 1,100 bikes at 65 stations. And you’ll be able to check out a demonstration kiosk — complete with bikes — at the following dates and times:
- Thursday, July 30, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Arts District Farmers Market, Traction and E. Third Street (Joel Bloom Square Triangle).
- Wednesday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lunch Á La Park in Grand Park.
- Sunday, August 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Metro Booth at the downtown Culver City Hub at CicLAvia: Culver City Meets Venice.
So come see how you can use a TAP card to check out a bike!
Some quick background: The Metro Board of Directors in June approved an $11-million contract to Bicycle Transit Systems (BTS) and their partners (B-Cycle, Ridescout, Tool Design Group and BikeHub) to run the countywide bikeshare program that Metro is overseeing.
The bikeshare program is set to begin in downtown L.A. with other communities around the county to follow. Metro is currently working on a fare structure and other details. Stay tuned!