Metro’s bike-share program expanded to Pasadena Friday, bringing 375 bicycles-for-rent to the city.
The bicycles will be available at any of about 30 bike-share stations, with a half-hour ride costing $3.50 and monthly passes offering unlimited rides for $20.
“Pasadena is a progressive, sustainable city with a long tradition of supporting two-wheeled transportation,” Metro CEO Phillip Washington said. “In actively requesting to be part of our program, Pasadena has demonstrated its leadership in pursuing new environmentally friendly modes of transportation.”
Metro officials said a key benefit of the bike-share program is providing commuters who ride light rail lines a way of reaching their final destination if it is too far from the rail station.
The Pasadena program is the first extension of the bike-sharing system, which began in downtown Los Angeles with 61 stations and about 700 bicycles. Another expansion is planned July 31 in the Port of Los Angeles, with a future expansion planned in Venice.
The expansion into Pasadena, Port of L.A. and Venice will create a total of 1,400 bicycles at up to 125 stations.
—City News Service
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