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Metro's bike sharing program is coming to downtown LA

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An early model of the L.A. Metro bike share program.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
An early model of the L.A. Metro bike share program.

Metro's bike sharing program is set to launch this summer in DTLA with 65 stations and 1,000 bikes. A look at the logistics and protocol surrounding the program.

It's been a big week for Metro with the Expo Line extension opening, and the agency is about to make another big announcement tomorrow:

LA's first bike sharing program is opening soon.

Santa Monica, Long Beach and San Diego are the few frontrunner Southern California cities that have already implemented a bike sharing program.

The exact date of LA's bike share program launch will be announced tomorrow. You can click here for more information.

 For a preview of the program, Laura Cornejo joined the show. Cornejo is overseeing the bike share at Metro.

Interview Highlights

Why start the program in downtown LA?

Where will people be able to ride to? All the way to dodger stadium? What's the range? 
Because this is a Metro program, wondering if it means riders can use the same TAP card for buses and light rail. That would be really convenient, Laura if we could do all that with one card.
How to use Metro Pass with Bike Share

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.

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