Ride Metro Bike Share for $1.75 beginning today

Metro Bike Share has always aimed to be accessible and Metro is making the service even more affordable by reducing prices across the system. Starting today the prices for the Single Ride, Day and Monthly passes will be reduced as follows:

  • Single Ride: $1.75 for each 30-minute trip (down from $3.50) and then it’s $1.75 for every 30-minute trip thereafter.
  • Day Pass: $5 per day (down from $7). All trips 30 minutes or less are free and then it’s $1.75 every 30 minutes thereafter.
  • Monthly Pass: $17 per month (down from $20). All trips 30 minutes or less are free and then it’s $1.75 every 30 minutes thereafter.
  • Bike Share for Business $10 per month per employee (down from $12). All trips 30 minutes or less are free and then it’s $1.75 every 30 minutes thereafter.

With the $1.75 Single Ride, Metro is bringing the price in line with a one-way fare for Metro’s Bus and Rail System and furthering the agency’s commitment to providing affordable and sustainable transportation options to Los Angeles residents and visitors.

Stay tuned later this year for other pass options that offer price reductions, including a $150 Annual Pass and $5 per month/$50 per year passes for eligible seniors, students, disabled/Medicare and low-income individuals.

Want to learn more or sign up for a pass? Head to bikeshare.metro.net and get riding!

12 replies

  1. What is the projected impact on revenues? And if the projection is for less revenue, where will that lost revenue be taken from?

    • Hi Andrew;

      This is from the Metro staff report to the Metro Board in May, asking for Board approval of the new fare structure:

      FINANCIAL IMPACTAdoption and implementation of the new Bike Share Business Plan and fare structure is expected tobe revenue neutral. It is anticipated that the new fare structure will increase ridership of Metro BikeShare and transit. Net revenue and cost impacts compared to the existing structure are to bedetermined.Impact to BudgetThere is no impact to the FY18 budget. If additional funds are required in FY19, we will return to theBoard or reallocate funds through the FY19 mid-year budget process.

      You can find the entire report here: https://boardagendas.metro.net/board-report/2018-0138/

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Is it feasible to replace the day pass with a daily cap? That is, $1.75 for the first 30-minute ride in a day, $1.75 for the second ride, and then the third ride brings the daily total to $5.00 and afterwards all rides under 30 minutes are free till the end of the day.

    • Hi,

      Transfers are not yet possible and it is something staff is working on. At this time, just the pricing has changed.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  3. With the Day and Monthly Pass, you can still end up paying more if you exceed 30 minutes per use. Anytime you use it for 30 minutes more, you incur another $1.75. Nobody can get around LA in 30 minutes. Plus, you need to find where to drop it off. They really need to re-think this approach. I doubt anyone will use it more than twice a day if they’re commuting and they are likely to use it more than one hour each way.

    • The Metro Bike Share system is designed for short trips. Its not designed to “get around LA”. The longest trip possible using Metro Bike Share in the Downtown LA coverage area is from Chinatown to USC, a distance of five miles. A strong bike rider can easily cover this distance in less than 30 minutes. An if you can’t make it all the way in 30 minutes, all you have to do is stop at on of the Bike Share hubs and switch to another bike. That’s how the system works when you have a pass.
      As for “finding where to drop it off”, that’s what the cell phone app is for.

      • That’s an awful system. So they expect you to find another bike within 30 minutes? What if no bike is available? You can’t get around to anywhere in 30 minutes in LA. No wonder it’s barely used. If it’s just for casual and recreational use, then why is Metro involved? Regardless if a strong rider can get from Chinatown to USC in 30 minutes, most people cannot. They should just allow one hour increments. Heck, they already changed Metro transfer times to 2 hours, obviously due to the unreliable Metro bus system.

        • Have you ever used this bike system? If I need to go to USC from Chinatown, I’m using buses and trains. If I need to go to Little Tokyo from the Financial District, I’m taking a Metro bike. We have quite a few options available here, choose wisely.

          I’ve also never run into the issue of arriving at a bike station that has zero bikes. If you’ve got a smart phone, you can easily see which stations have bikes and open docks.

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