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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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The Ride of Silence Pasadena CA May 17

On May 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003,Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here…)

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees.  The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

 

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