Metro is hammering out the details on the bike share program it's planning to launch in Downtown LA next year—pricing and payment proposals have just been released, and now it's trying to nail down the best spots for the docking stations where the super slick bikes will await their riders. The pilot program, set to launch in summer 2016, according The Source, will include "up to 1,000 bicycles and 80 stations." They've mapped out more than 100 proposed locations and are now seeking the public's help in whittling potential sites down until only the cream of the crop are left.
Ideally, Metro is looking for locations that are located close to transit and "key destinations," in highly visible, sunny locations (since the stations may run on solar power) where there's great demand for the bikes. They're also taking into consideration whether or not there's space available at these locations for the hubs, which will be about the size of three parking spaces. Metro's taking public comments on the suggested spots until December 31, 2015. They're careful to note too that docking stations chosen for the pilot might move after it's over, as the program moves into subsequent phases.
· Tell us where you would like a bike share station in DTLA! [The Source]
· Bike Share LA [Metro]
· Here Are the Proposed Fares For Los Angeles's Bike Share [Curbed LA]