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City Considering a Bicycle Rental Facility for Downtown

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There's been a lot of bicycle talk on LAist today and here's one more: the idea of bicycle sharing in Los Angeles has been mulled over about quite a bit and next week, a city panel will examine (.pdf) using a site near Olvera Street and Union Station for a variation that theme--bicycle rentals. From a motion introduced last month:

More and more people are starting to use the bicycle as a way to tour many of the City's historic and cultural sites. In an effort to contribute to these pedestrian oriented neighborhoods and improve access to bikes, EI Pueblo should examine the feasibility ofimplementing a rent-a-bike facility at the site.

This potentially could be helpful for those who want to arrive downtown and move around quickly, efficiently and with ease to multiple locations. Of course, they will need to provide locks that can protect from the high theft rate currently happening in downtown.

Speaking of which, other bicycle posts on LAist today included said bicycle thefts and how Metro is exploring new bike-on-train policies.