NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Marking its first deployment of the bike share program in the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in partnership with Councilmember Krekorian and the LA Department of Transportation launched new “Smart” Metro Bikes in the North Hollywood area, the Valley’s premiere arts district and its busiest transit hub.
“North Hollywood is one of L.A.’s the most unique neighborhoods, a vibrant and growing community full of families and young people who live, work and play in the area,” said Councilmember and Metro Board Director Krekorian. “Within just a few blocks, you can ride your bike, walk to great shops and restaurants, and hop on the bus or Metro to get where you need to go. That’s why I’m excited to join Metro to launch the San Fernando Valley’s first Bike Share program in North Hollywood. This is an opportunity for us to encourage even more people to connect with our city and each other in new, more active and sustainable ways. I hope everyone hops on a smart bike and explores all the great things the area has to offer.”
Sixteen new Metro Bike Share stations with up to 150 bicycles have now been installed in North Hollywood, Toluca Lake and Valley Village. An additional six stations and 50 bicycles will be added by the end of the year. Metro Bike Share stations will now be available at or near the Metro Red/Orange Line Stations, the NoHo Arts District, the Chandler Bikeway and will connect Metro Bike Share riders to the vibrant neighborhood.
For more information, visit www.taptogo.net/metrobikeshare.