Affordable Housing Complex Offers Shared Bikes to Residents, Los Angeles, CA, 2022
5 minutes Date Launched: Nov 1, 2022 Dates given are approximate. Pilot Project Timeframe: 4 years
Credit: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has partnered with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to offer a fleet of shared electric bicycles to residents at Rancho San Pedro, a 21-acre affordable housing development. Through this program, called Good2Go Bikes, residents at Rancho San Pedro have access to a fleet of 16 standard e-bikes and four e-cargo bikes. Pedal Movement provides maintenance and supports an off-grid charging hub for the electric bicycles. Customers can pay for their rentals through a membership or pay-as-you-go system. A monthly membership costs $20 and gives customers an allowance of 20 hours for e-bike rentals; rides above those 20 hours cost an extra $0.50 per hour. For pay-as-you-go customers, individual rides cost $2 for the first hour plus $0.50 for each additional hour. Customers can book their bicycles through an app on their smartphones or through an on-site kiosk.
Good2Bikes is functionally an extension of an electric carshare program at Rancho San Pedro that began in 2021. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is funding the bikeshare and carshare programs at Rancho San Pedro with a $926,318 grant through the Clean Mobility Options (CMO) program. Rancho San Pedro is located near the Port of Long Beach, exposing its residents to high levels of air pollution. Programs like Good2Go bikes are meant to address mobility insecurity and environmental injustice by providing residents access to cleaner modes of transportation.