Metro Bike Share Opens to Walk-Up Users

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.

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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