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City to Look into Bicycle Sharing

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Passed unanimously at today's City Council meeting, Los Angeles took another step forward to possibly adopting bicycle sharing, as seen in Paris and at the DNC in Denver. As explained in today's meeting, bicycle sharing in LA can be exemplified by the rental carts at LAX: you pick up a bike at one spot, use it to get to a destination and drop it off at another spot. The approved motion directs the Department of Transportation to "examine the feasibility of creating a bike sharing program in the City of Los Angeles and submit recommendations to the Transportation Committee within 45 days." It's a small step, but like Coucilmember Wendy Greuel said today, "we have a long way to go to be a bicycle city."