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Checking in on Metro’s Union Station bike hub

The completed hub will have secure, 24-hour bike storage

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Cyclists looking for more bike parking options at Union Station will have a cool new bike hub before the year is over. Metro began construction on the hub earlier this year, and it’s starting to take shape on the north side of Union Station, near the Amtrak bus bay and the Mozaic apartments.

The bike hub would offer members secure, 24-hour bike storage in a freestanding building that would also offer bike repair services.

The hub would be a safe way to store bikes while people use the other transportation available at Union Station, and would theoretically reduce the need for hub members to take their bikes on Metro buses and trains.

Membership to the hub currently ranges from $5 for a seven-day pass to $60 for a yearlong pass, and each type of membership gives users round-the-clock access to all extant hubs, according to the Bike Hub site.

The Union Station bike hub is scheduled to open this fall. Metro already has hubs in El Monte and one at Hollywood and Vine, which just opened in May.

Metro’s under construction bike hub, on the north end of Union Station.
Photo by Bianca Barragan
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The hub is just one of many upgrades planned for the transit center as part of the Union Station Master Plan, which will create room for high-speed rail to pass through and bring a pedestrian- and bike-friendly makeover to the area around the Alameda entrance.

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