UPDATE: This event has been changed to Wednesday, October 5!
Bike share is becoming a crucial part of any city’s transportation plan and LA’s bike share opened earlier this summer to great fanfare. Metro Bike not only brings hundreds of bikes to kiosks around Downtown LA, it’s also integrated into the city’s public transportation system. That means Metro is working closely with LADOT to make sure that these bikes are serving all transit users to complete their trips.
Join us at LADOT’s HQ for a tour of the new Metro Bike system with Rubina Ghazarian, transportation planning associate for LADOT’s New Mobility Division. She’ll give an overview of the technology, show us how the bikes are designed for city streets, and talk about how Metro Bike is working to get Angelenos from all backgrounds riding. Then we’ll grab bikes and go on a brief ride (less than one hour) to check out some of the awesome bike infrastructure like separated cycle tracks, “bike boxes” that help cyclists turn, and the city’s first dedicated bike signals!
If you want to ride, you can use the existing TAP card that you use for Metro to ride the bikes (just be sure to register it here), sign up to get a new TAP card, or simply go to any kiosk and use your credit card for a special $1.75/hour rate through September. The ride will be after the sun is setting but the bikes have pedal-powered lights. Bring a helmet if you’d like!
You can attend the talk and not ride, too, if you just want to learn more about how Metro Bike works.
— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) July 7, 2016