Metro Bike Share Expands to Pasadena
This morning, the city of Pasadena celebrated the arrival of Metro Bike Share. In the city of Pasadena the system includes 375 bicycles at 34 docking stations. The system is operated by Bicycle Transit Systems.
Bike-share docks are located in the greater Old Pasadena area, including City Hall, the Rose Bowl, Pasadena City College, Caltech, and five Metro Gold Line stations: Fillmore, Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake, and Allen. To view all locations visit the Metro Bike Share website.
Pasadena is the first expansion of the Metro Bike Share, which debuted in downtown Los Angeles a year ago. This year will see two more bike-share expansions. The Port of Los Angeles communities of Wilmington and San Pedro bike-share will open on July 31, and Venice bike-share will open in “late summer”, likely August or September. The combined system will include approximately 1,400 bicycles at about 125 stations.
Today’s kick-off celebration featured live music, speeches, a ribbon-cutting, and volunteers riding bikes from City Hall out to stations. Pasadena mayor Terry Tornek emphasized that the city’s goal is for people to get around without a car, proclaiming “streets are for more than just moving cars.”
San Gabriel Valley livability coverage is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”