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WEHO Bicycle & Pedestrian Mobility Plan

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The Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan Update

West Hollywood is updating the City’s Pedestrian & Bicycle Mobility Plan, adopted in 2003. The project will build on the success of recent planning efforts that address safety and mobility in the city, including the Bicycle Task Force Report (2011), the General Plan 2035 and Climate Action Plan, and the Avenues Streetscape Master Plan. The Plan Update will assess the City’s pedestrian and bicycle network and facilities and develop recommendations to make West Hollywood a more inviting and comfortable place to walk and bike for residents and visitors alike.

Since spring 2013, the City has hosted a series of community workshops, stakeholder meetings, and a group walking tour and bike ride to understand what type of pedestrian and bicycle related improvements the community would like to see implemented. The City also developed an on-line survey and interactive map for community members to share their ideas.

 

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WeHo Pedals Bike Share Program To Implement “Hub Days”

From CanyonNews.com

WeHo Pedals, West Hollywood’s bike share program, will hold Hub Days beginning Monday, March 13. Hub Days are pop-up events held at bike hub locations throughout the city, where members of the Weho Pedals street teams will share information, answer questions, and help those who are interested in the program to test out bicycles and register for memberships.

According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, WeHo Pedals Hub Days are scheduled for the following dates, times, and locations:

  • Monday, March 13, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the West Hollywood Gateway, located at 7100 Santa Monica Boulevard (near Formosa Avenue adjacent to BevMo!)
  • Tuesday, March 14, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., onSanta Monica Boulevard at Genesee Avenue
  • Wednesday, March 15, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the corner of Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevards

WeHo Pedals will host a bike share education class on Sunday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will be held at the WeHo Pedals Bike Share Hub at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. During the course, attendees will learn cycling safety tips and rules and become familiar with the features of a WeHo Pedals bicycle. The class is limited to 15 participants, and participation will be free. To reserve a spot for the class, visit www.wehopedals.com.

WeHo Pedals was launched in West Hollywood in August 2016. The bike share program provides sustainable, affordable transportation for residents and visitors, with the convenience of stations located near transit stops and popular destinations. 150 “Smart Bikes” are available at 18 self-serve stations throughout the city. There will be a total of 20 stations. The City’s Community Development Department hopes to integrate WeHo Pedals with bike share programs in adjacent cities, such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Westwood.

The “Smart Bikes” come with features including eight gears, LED headlights and taillights, baskets, and U-locks. A smartphone app allows riders to reserve bikes, pay membership fees, and track data.

According to the website, riders can rent bikes at a minimum rate of $7 an hour, $25 a month, or $99 for an annual pass.
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West Hollywood’s new bike-share system

The full system launch is not until August 30, but the city of West Hollywood soft-launched its bike-share system yesterday. WeHo Pedals now has dozens of bicycles available at four initial stations. Introductory annual memberships are just $69.

WeHo Pedals is operated by CycleHop, the same vendor that runs systems in Santa Monica (including Venice stations coming this month), Long Beach, Beverly Hills, and, coming soon, UCLA. The bikes are “smart bikes” meaning that the electronics are located on the bike itself, not the dock. Bikes can be locked up at designated docks, or at other locations within the service area. The system coverage area overlaps with neighboring Beverly Hills, so cyclists can pick up a bike in WeHo and leave it in Beverly Hills.

 

Nearly all of the bike-share stations are along Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood’s central spine. The four stations currently available are:

  • West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard
  • Santa Monica Boulevard at N. Crescent Heights Boulevard
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Holloway Drive and N. Olive Drive

Get all the fabulous details at WeHo Pedals website. More photos from yesterday’s launch after the jump.

 

West Hollywood Bike Share

 

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