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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 next summer. Now we need your input on station placement in Venice and Pasadena!
For Pasadena: a list of potential station sites was developed after an initial survey. Now we need your help to finalize these station site locations for up to 34 stations. To provide input on Pasadena, click here or visit bikeshare.metro.net/pasadena
The deadline for comments on both maps is Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
When thinking about where you would like stations to be located, 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 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.
- 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.