Walked out of work this evening and was surprised to see a very large and long bike rack. Metro bikes are apparently here, although currently only accessible to bike pass holders; come August 1st, you’ll be able to get your ride on for a mere $3.50 per half hour.
According to Metro’s website:
The Metro Bike Share system features hundreds of bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown Los Angeles. Station locations were selected based on proximity to community resources, employment centers, bike infrastructure and transit in consultation with partner agencies, institutions, community groups and stakeholders. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the bike share system, and of course Metro Bikes! System wide, there are about twice as many “dock points”, or bike parking spots, as there are Metro Bikes. This helps make finding an available dock point easier when arriving to your destination. You must be 16 or older to ride a Metro Bike.
One such bike station is located outside the Ronald Reagan State Building; check the website for additional racks and to buy passes. Helmets are BYO*, and recommended for safety. Metro bikes are NOT allowed on their rail system, at least not yet.
*bring your own