There’s a new way to get around in Silver Lake – Metro Bike Share just installed its 200th station at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard. Join us at the Sunset & Silver Lake Metro Bike Share station on Saturday, February 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate. Click here for more information.
Metro launched its first Metro Bike Share station at Union Station in July 2016, and it is still one of our busiest locations. The new station in Silver Lake allows Metro Bike Share users to travel to and from Silver Lake from other bike share locations in Central L.A. including Koreatown, East Hollywood and more. If you haven’t already, download the Metro Bike Share app or use the online map to find stations and bikes near you.
Thanks to our riders, Metro Bike Share keeps getting better and together we’ve achieved the following:
In addition, we’ve expanded the bike share network to Venice Beach, along the E Line (Expo) in Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Central L.A., University Park, Koreatown, MacArthur Park, Silverlake, North Hollywood and East Hollywood — with more to come.
Not only is Metro Bike Share good for the environment, it’s good for your pocketbook too! Unlocking an electric Metro Bike costs $1 and it’s $1.75 per 30-minute ride, and classic bikes cost $1.75 per 30-minute ride. A similar ride will cost you $8.80 on an Uber or Lyft bike or scooter and $12.70 on a Bird scooter.
Metro Bike Share Cost Comparison
|Metro Bike Share Classic||$1.75 for 30 minutes||$1.75|
|Metro Bike E-Bike||$1 to unlock, $1.75 for 30 minutes||$2.75|
|Lyft Scooter||$1 to unlock, $0.26 per minute||$8.80|
|Uber Jump Bikes & Scooters||$1 to unlock, $0.26 per minute||$8.80|
|Bird Scooters||$1 to unlock, $0.39 per minute ($3.50 minimum)||$12.70|
Save even more with a 365-Day pass, which offers unlimited 30-minute rides for $150 a year – that’s less than 40¢ a day! To learn more on Metro Bike Share pricing, go to taptogo.net/metrobikeshare.
Since launching in 2016 we’ve learned a few things:
- People love electric bikes – they make up 10% of our total fleet but get the most rides per bike. Because of this great ridership, Metro continues to add electric bikes to the fleet.
- We’re getting people out of their cars – 57% of bike share trips would’ve been taken by car.
- Bike Share helps connect people to other Metro services – our most popular stations are close to Metro Bus and Rail lines. In fact, over 50% of our riders use the service to complete the first and last mile of their journey to and from rail.
Whenever we welcome a new station to our system, we like to see how other locations are doing. Not surprisingly, our heavy hitters are in downtown Los Angeles and Venice Beach. The top 10 stations in terms of ridership are:
- 7th & Flower
- Main & 1st
- Union Station West
- 7th & Spring
- Grand & 7th
- Traction & Rose
- Ocean Front Walk & Navy
- 1st & Central
- Broadway & 3rd
- Main & 6th
Do you ride Metro Bikes? Tweet us your favorite station! Not riding yet? Suggest a station location near you and ask your employers to check out our Bike Share for Business offerings. If you’re a Metro Reduced Fair or Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) participant, sign up here for a discounted Metro Bike Share pass.