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Metro Bike Share Opens to Walk-Up Users

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    The bike-sharing program that rolled out in LA earlier this summer is now open to walk-up customers. Marin Austin reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. (Published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016)

    Metro's bike-sharing kiosks in downtown Los Angeles open Monday to walk-up customers.

    The bike-share program was launched in July for monthly and annual Metro pass holders, and will be available for single-use rentals starting Aug. 1. In addition to the credit card payment option, Metro is offering a promotional $1.75 walk-up rate for each 30 minutes -- half-off the regular rate -- until Oct. 1 to generate interest in the program.

    About 1,000 bicycles are placed throughout the downtown Los Angeles area at more than 60 stations. So far nearly 5,000 rides on the shared bikes have been taken since the program began on July 7, Metro officials said.

    A bike share app that can be used to purchase passes and find the nearest available bicycle can be downloaded here.

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    Downtown LA’s new bikeshare program is introducing new upgrades to make riding simpler, allowing customers to purchase bike time with credit cards. Metro is also planning to expand the program into Pasadena next. Marin Austin reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016. (Published Monday, Aug. 1, 2016)

    Register your Metro TAP card or buy a $20 monthly or $40 annual bike share pass. Starting Aug. 1, ywalk up to any of the locations and rent a bike for $3.50 every 30 minutes.

    How to Use the Bikes

     

    • Go to any of 65 bike dock locations in downtown L.A.
    • Touch a TAP card or pass to the dock to unlock the bike.
    • Ride to your destination and return the bike to the nearest dock.

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