West Hollywood Officially Launches WeHo Pedals, Region’s Newest Bike-Share

WeHo Pedals system map
WeHo Pedals system map

Yesterday at noon, the City of West Hollywood officially launched WeHo Pedals, the fourth bike-share system in the region operated by CycleHop. WeHo Pedals has 150 bicycles at seventeen stations throughout West Hollywood with rates ranging from $7 an hour to a yearly pass at $99. There is currently a discount for the yearly pass, $69 until September 6. For more information, visit the official website.

“We are so excited to offer bike-share to the West Hollywood community as well as to visitors,” said West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister in a press statement.

“WeHo Pedals will be a fun and easy way to explore our city, to run quick errands, or to grab a bite without having to get in the car. And, with WeHo Pedals, you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot once you reach your destination.”

Yesterday’s launch followed a “soft launch” of four stations earlier this month.

WeHo Pedals is operated by CycleHop, the same vendor that runs systems in Santa Monica (including Venice stations coming this month), Long Beach, Beverly Hills, and, coming soon, UCLA.

The bikes are “smart bikes” meaning that the electronics are located on the bike itself, not the dock. Bikes can be locked up at designated docks, or at other locations within the service area. The system coverage area overlaps with neighboring Beverly Hills, so cyclists can pick up a bike in WeHo and leave it in Beverly Hills.

Yesterday’s launch was extensively covered by the local media. Read more on the launch at WeHoVille, ABC7, and KPCC.

  • ExpoRider

    Does anybody know how the “Drop Zones” in Beverly Hills work? Do those act as fully legitimate stations in the WeHo system, or are they subject to out-of-hub fees?

  • Jason

    “The system coverage area overlaps with neighboring Beverly Hills, so
    cyclists can pick up a bike in WeHo and leave it in Beverly Hills.”

    Is this system integrated with Beverly Hills’, or is it just that some of the docks are in Beverly Hills the way that some Santa Monica system’s docks will soon be located in Venice?

  • I just chatted with someone at WeHo Pedals – If one takes a WeHo Bike and lock it up at a Bev. Hills station, it does count as parking as a Hub.

  • Currently they are separate systems. They’re working on it and we’ll let you know if we hear about any progress.

  • calwatch

    It should be a regional system. Right now, if you are on the SoBi app, and did not pay the $7.63 (the cost for 60 minutes) to West Hollywood, you can’t even see the availability of bikes in West Hollywood. It should be one fee or bank for all SoBi systems in the area. Monthly memberships can be for one area only or for the entire region of SoBi systems So you could pay $27.25 a month for 90 minutes of riding per day in West Hollywood or $35 a month for 90 minutes of time per day region wide.

  • Sine Metu

    God help the tourists and novice cyclists who attempt navigating the WeHo bike lanes on rentals. It’s a gauntlet for even experienced, trained riders.

    SM Blvd is not for the timid.

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