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Metro Expands Bike Share Program Into Central Los Angeles

Additional stations will be installed in Koreatown, Echo Park, Silver Lake areas over the next few months and will be announced on Metro Bike Share Program's social media channels.

Metro announced Monday that it is expanding its bike sharing network into Central Los Angeles, with more than 40 new stations in MacArthur Park, Rampart Village, Koreatown, Echo Park, Silver Lake and surrounding communities.

"County residents have already pedaled more than two million miles on Metro bikes," said county Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl.

"That's a testament to this cost-effective, easy and healthy way for residents to get around, and a big reason why we are expanding the program to more areas of the county."

Metro officials said the expansion will augment the existing downtown L.A. area bike share stations, and are being added to Union Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, Westlake Avenue and 3rd Street, Eighth Street and Vermont Avenue, and Shatto Place and Wilshire Boulevard.

Stations have also been added at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Red/Purple Line Station, Seventh Street and Park View Street, Fourth Street and Vermont Avenue, Seventh Street and Berendo Street, and Union Avenue and Seventh Street.

Additional stations will be installed in Koreatown, Echo Park, Silver Lake areas over the next few months and will be announced on Metro Bike Share Program's social media channels.

"We are reimagining public transportation in Los Angeles -- and scaling up bike share is a big part of solving our first/last mile problem, by giving transit users a convenient way to get from the bus stop to their front door," Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Second Vice Chair Eric Garcetti said.

"This expansion will give Angelenos and visitors alike an easy, affordable way to skip traffic and experience some of our city's most incredible sights."

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