Metro Bike Share e-bike pilot, Los Angeles, California, 2018
5 minutes Date Launched: Nov 8, 2018 Dates given are approximate. Pilot Project Timeframe: 3 Month Pilot
Metro Bike Share (a partnership involving the City of Los Angeles, LA Metro, the Port of LA, bikeshare provider, BCycle, and bikeshare operator, Bicycle Transit Systems) has launched a three-month electric bikeshare pilot. As of November 8th, a limited number of pedal assist electric bikes (e-bikes) have joined Metro Bike Share’s existing bike fleet and are available for use in Downtown LA. These white e-bikes enable riders to travel up to 17 mph, as long as the rider is pedaling. Bikes can be rented at the same rate as the standard black Metro Bike Share bikes, using a rider’s Transit Access Pass (TAP) card or by purchasing the ride at a Metro Bike Share station. Once the trip is complete, users simply return the e-bike to one of the docking stations.