Metro Expected to Approve Final Steps for 2017 Bike-Share Expansion

Metro Bike Share is on track to expand to Pasadena, Venice, Wilmington, and San Pedro. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
Metro Bike Share is on track to expand to Pasadena, Venice, Wilmington, and San Pedro. Photo: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

Tomorrow, at its regular monthly meeting, the Metro board of directors is expected to vote on final approvals for the 2017 Metro Bike Share expansion. In October 2016, the Metro board approved funding for bike-share expansion in three locations: Pasadena, Venice, and the Port of Los Angeles.

The latest staff report (in attachments A and B) lists the tentative locations for each area:

Pasadena – tentative locations:

  1. Huntington Hospital
  2. Marengo Ave. at Green Street
  3. Colorado Blvd at Garfield Ave (Paseo Colorado)
  4. Garfield Ave at Holly Street
  5. Pasadena Library at Walnut
  6. Orange Grove Blvd at Walnut Street
  7. Fair Oaks Ave at Peoria Street
  8. E Union Street at Lake Ave
  9. Lake Ave at Del Mar Blvd
  10. Lake Ave at California Blvd
  11. Chester Ave at Cordova Ave
  12. Colorado Blvd at Bonnie Ave
  13. Raymond Ave at Fillmore Street
  14. MTA ROW at Holly Street
  15. Lake Ave at Maple Ave
  16. Allen Ave at Corson Street
  17. Raymond Ave at Del Mar Blvd
  18. Green St at Hill Ave
  19. Pasadena Ave at Dayton Street
  20. Oakland Ave at Union Street
  21. Lake Ave at Merrett Drive
  22. Madison Ave at Green Street
  23. Wilson Ave at San Pasqual Street
  24. Oak Knoll Ave at Colorado Blvd
  25. Wilson Ave at Colorado Blvd
  26. MTA ROW at Colorado Blvd
  27. Fair Oaks Ave at Mountain Street
  28. Lake Ave at Cordova Street
  29. Mercantile Alley
  30. Bellevue at Arroyo Parkway
  31. Cordova Street at Los Robles Ave
  32. Rose Bowl
  33. Caltech East

Venice – tentative locations:

  1. Venice Blvd at Abbott Kinney Blvd
  2. Venice Blvd at Pisani Place
  3. Abott Kinney Blvd at California Ave
  4. Abott Kinney Blvd at Cadiz Ct
  5. Abott Kinney Blvd at Westminister Ave
  6. Washington Blvd at Pacific Ave
  7. Washington Blvd at Strongs Ave
  8. Washington Blvd at Dell Ave
  9. Washington Blvd at Abbot Kinney Blvd
  10. Venice Blvd At Walgrove Ave
  11. Venice Blvd At Lincoln Blvd
  12. California Ave at Lincoln Blvd
  13. Rose Ave at 7th Ave
  14. Rose Ave at Rennie Ave
  15. Rose Ave at Main Street
  16. Ocean Front Walk at N. Venice Blvd
  17. N Venice Blvd at Pacific Ave
  18. Windward Ave at Windward Circle
  19. Main Street at Winward Circle
  20. 7th Ave at San Juan Ave
  21. Ocean Front Walk at Navy Street
  22. Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station
  23. 17th Street SMC Expo Line Station

Port of Los Angeles – tentative locations:

  1. Swinford Street and N Front Street
  2. Catalina Express site
  3. USS Iowa
  4. 6th Street and Sampson Way
  5. Crafted at 22nd Street
  6. Ports O’Call at Nagoya Way
  7. Doubletree Hotel via Cabrillo-Marina/Doubletree driveway
  8. Cabrillo Beach
  9. Wilmington Waterfront Park (West)
  10. Wilmington Waterfront Park (East)
  11. Banning Landing: S Avalon Blvd and Water Street

This week’s anticipated approval consists of several interrelated actions:

  • Finding that this bike-share expansion qualifies for a categorical exemption under CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) law
  • Finding that this bike-share expansion does not violate federal civil rights law
  • Reclassifying already-approved pre-launch related costs (which increases the overall life-of-project budget)

At last week’s committee meetings, approval of this item was uncontroversial. Boardmember and Glendale City Councilmember Ara Najarian requested assurance that this approval does not allocate any additional funding. It does not. Boardmember and L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian inquired as to Metro’s plans for 2018 expansion, specifically expressing his interest in expansion to the San Fernando Valley, which he represents. Metro staff responded that they are currently reviewing possible 2018 expansions and anticipate bringing proposals to the board this fall.

If approved tomorrow, bikes should be on the ground this summer.




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