Bike Share Fare Details Revealed
LA Downtown News
November 18, 2015
Downtown Los Angeles – How much will it cost for a short-term bike rental in Downtown? That’s coming into focus as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has finished an initial report on bike share fares. Plans are in the works to create a Downtown system with more than 60 stations and 1,000 bikes that would open in mid-2016.
A Metro report proposes charging $3.50 for 30 minutes. A 30-day pass would cost $20 and offer an unlimited number of 30-minute rides, but half-hour extensions would cost $1.75 each. An annual “flex” pass would cost $40 and make each 30-minute ride $1.75, with half-hour extensions again costing $1.75. Somewhat confusingly, the 30-day pass would be the best value for frequent riders (at least 10 times a month), while the flex pass would be better suited for those using bike share about twice a month, according to the report. Metro said annual and monthly passes would initially come in the form of bike share-only TAP cards, with the future goal of integrating bike share to all regular Metro TAP cards. The proposed fares will be discussed at a Metro committee meeting Wednesday, Nov. 18, and by the full board on Dec. 3.
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