Where would you put bike share in DTLA?

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Metro is partnering with the city of Los Angeles to launch the Downtown Los Angeles Metro Countywide Bike Share Pilot Program in Summer 2016. The pilot program will feature up to 1,000 bicycles and 80 stations in DTLA. Based on preliminary studies and two rounds of public feedback (here and here), we have identified over 100 possible station locations. Now we need your help to select the very best ones.

Visit metro.net/bikeshare to view the bike share map showing proposed station locations. Tell us why you like or dislike a location directly on the map. The deadline for comments is Thursday, December 31, 2015.

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When thinking about station locations, you may be wondering what attributes to consider. Below are some Q&A about station size and station siting criteria.We encourage you to think about the below criteria when expressing your preferences.

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.

What are the station siting criteria?

We are searching for locations on streets, on sidewalks or in 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 and easy to get to.
  • Sun – Sunny spots are best since stations can run on solar power.
  • Demand and Support – Stations should be located where there is high demand

Are these stations set in stone?

No. This is a pilot program and the station locations will be evaluated as the program moves forward. Stations may be moved in the future.

Visit Metro.net/bikeshare to provide feedback.

3 replies

  1. This plan is looking better than the earlier version. This plan has much better coverage than before, it looks like it serves around 50% larger geographic area. However I’m sure that the USC community will be disappointed when they see that they’re not served at all in the first phase of the roll-out.

  2. Can’t you track where people exit and where they go based on their cell phone? Why do you need a survey when you can just spy on your citizens? Doesn’t the sheriff or Lapd or fbi have a stingray for cell phones already? Seems like an easier way to track where riders travel to and from.