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Metro Is Building 700 New Bikes for Its Share Program


With only two in existenceWith only two in existenceWith only two in existenceWith only two in existenceWith only two in existenceWith only two in existenceWith only two in existenceWith only two in existenceWith only two in existenceflats are about the only repairs needed.flats are about the only repairs needed.flats are about the only repairs needed.New Metro bikes waiting to be assembledNew Metro bikes waiting to be assembledRenting a Metro bike is as simple as tapping your card.Renting a Metro bike is as simple as tapping your card.Repairmen have mobile bikes they can use to repair and maintain Metro bikes on location.Repairmen have mobile bikes they can use to repair and maintain Metro bikes on location.Repairmen have mobile bikes they can use to repair and maintain Metro bikes on location.The Metro bike vans can fit more than 20 bikes when properly packed.The Metro bike vans can fit more than 20 bikes when properly packed.Every single bike in the 700-plus fleet is brought in at least once a month for regular maintenance and cleaning.Its a continuous effort to make sure every station is presentable and tidy.Even the smallest details are monitored and repaired with every bike.Even the smallest details are monitored and repaired with every bike.Even the smallest details are monitored and repaired with every bike.

Since its inception last year with 700 bikes, Metro Bike is doubling its fleet. Offering dozens of stations encompassing the entire downtown area and spilling out into Chinatown as well, the bike shares are even popping up all across the city. With plans currently underway to expand the program out to Pasadena, the port and Venice, expect to have some bikes in a neighborhood near you by the end of this summer. All photography by Shane Lopes