Metro’s new bikeshare vendor, Bicycle Transit Systems, Inc. and its partner B-Cycle on Thursday provided its very first bike and docking station demonstration in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. Metro and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation staffed a booth to gather public feedback on the system and locations for bikeshare docking stations in downtown, where Metro’s bikeshare pilot project is scheduled to be unveiled at 65 locations next year.
Those who visited the docking demo Thursday were able to personally test-ride the bikes and see how their TAP card could be used to release the bikes from their docking stations. Additional demonstrations are planned for:
- 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
Here’s brief interview with B-Cycle representative on the bikes and their future roll-out in Downtown L.A.