Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Bicycles

2nd Largest US Bike Sharing Program To Launch In LA In April

 
Is Los Angeles looking to shirk its reputation as a surfer haven and emerge as a cyclists’ sanctuary? Maybe.

According to a recent LA Times article, Bike Nation is pledging $16 million to LA’s first (and the country’s second largest, behind NYC’s system) bike sharing program, which will launch in April 2013.

Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Mario Chalmers don’t have the market cornered on NBA endorsements of cycling initiatives. Los Angeles Clippers small forward Caron Butler was at last Thursday’s press conference announcing LA’s bike sharing launch.

The plan is to have 4,000 rental bikes stationed around downtown LA at rates of $1.50 an hour, $4.50 per 90 minutes, $6 a day, or $75 for a one-year pass. Rides under 30 minutes will be free.

Bike Nation has already partnered with Long Beach and Anaheim for other cycle-share programs.

Looks like in LA it’s goodbye board shorts, hello spandex.

Image: Row of bicycles via Shutterstock

 
 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

New Podcast: Cruise Talks Autonomous Driving Tech, Regulations, & Auto Design

New Podcast: Battery Mineral Mining Policies & Regional Trends

Written By

is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Cars

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Dave Cooke, Senior vehicles analyst, Clean Vehicles Program The White House is getting ready to release the next round...

Clean Transport

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Miles Muller  San Diego Gas & Electric will deploy roughly 2,000 new electric vehicle charging stations at...

Cars

Originally published on EV Annex. The U.S. lags behind China and Europe in the transition from internal combustion engine to battery-powered cars. There are...

Clean Transport

In the market for an ambulance? How about an electric one!

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.