Eyes on the Street: West Hollywood’s Got Bike-Share

West Hollywood's new bike-share system opened yesterday. Photos: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
West Hollywood’s new bike-share system opened yesterday. Photos: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

The full system launch is not until August 30, but the city of West Hollywood soft-launched its bike-share system yesterday. WeHo Pedals now has dozens of bicycles available at four initial stations. Introductory annual memberships are just $69.

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.

WeHo Pedals system map
WeHo Pedals system map – red dots are initial stations open now. Image via WeHo Pedals [PDF]
Nearly all of the bike-share stations are along Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood’s central spine. The four stations currently available are:

  • West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard
  • Santa Monica Boulevard at N. Crescent Heights Boulevard
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Holloway Drive and N. Olive Drive

Get all the fabulous details at WeHo Pedals website. More photos from yesterday’s launch after the jump. 

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WeHo Pedals’ soft launch yesterday at West Hollywood City Hall, in the shadow of the city’s new robo-garage for cars
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WeHo Pedals’ sturdy front basket with fun messaging
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WeHo Pedals bike-share is available for use right now

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