The Very First Metro Bike Share Station Is Now Installed At Union Station
Metro's bike share program is almost here. With exactly one month until it's opened to the public on July 7th, the transit agency is beginning to install the actual bike-share kiosks around the city. Installation of the very first kiosk was completed at Union Station yesterday. Metro posted a few pictures of the kiosk on Instagram, and encouraged others to post their own images as well.
Once completed, Metro's bike share will drape downtown L.A. and its immediately surrounding areas with 65 bike-stations, and approximately 1,100 shareable bicycles. As the program matures, it will spread out to other neighborhoods in L.A. as well, including Pasadena, North Hollywood and Hollywood.
We're pretty excited to see how Angelenos take to shareable bikes. Metro's been busily adding some last minute improvements to downtown L.A.'s bike infrastructure over the past few months, in what we presume is a push to ready the area for an uptick in the number of cyclists on area roads. Los Angeles Street hastily received a protected bike lane earlier this year. County planners plan to build another pair of protected lanes on both Spring and Main Streets as well.
Considering the launch happens just one month from today, Metro's bike-station assembly teams have a busy couple of weeks in front of them. The first station completed means there are precisely 64 more to be built. Here's a map of where they'll all be.
Expect to see lots of this happening all around central L.A.: