Metro’s bike sharing launches in Pasadena

From PasadenaStarNews.com

Metro’s bike share program will extend to Pasadena today, ahead of another expansion to the Port of Los Angeles on July 31.

Another planned expansion of the program into Venice will be announced in the near future.

“We are tremendously excited that Metro’s bike share program is expanding to new communities in L.A. County following our successful pilot launch in downtown L.A. last summer,” said John Fasana, Metro board chair and mayor pro-tem of Duarte.

“Even more Angelenos can rent these bicycles for short trips as well as to make first-mile, last-mile connections to Metro’s robust bus and rail system,” he said.

A ribbon-cutting celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Pasadena bike-share station, 100 N. Garfield Ave., near City Hall. Metro officials and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek are expected to attend.

A total of 30 stations will be coming to Pasadena, while 13 will be installed at the Port of Los Angeles.

Metro’s bike sharing system is currently only located in downtown Los Angeles and has 61 stations and about 700 bicycles. The expansion into Pasadena, Port of L.A. and Venice will create a total of 1,400 bicycles at up to 125 stations.

 

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