L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa kicked off CicLAvia this past weekend by announcing a new bike-sharing program, that aims to bring 4,000 rentable bikes to Los Angeles, stationed at 400 kiosks from Downtown to the Westside. This $16million dollar investment from Bike Nation is good news for the city seeing that it was not feasible for the City to sustain the program themselves.
Bike Nation already has this share system up-and-running in many U.S. cities, including Washington D.C. and San Francisco. According to the company, the kiosks are solar-powered and simple.
Bike Nation will have kiosks built over the next 18 to 24 months in areas around Downtown, Hollywood, Playa del Rey, Westwood and Venice Beach.
This is great news for the City of Los Angeles who recently approved a city-wide RFP for a carsharing program.
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