Pasadena's New Metro Bike Share Bicycles Get 13,880 Rides; Municipal Services Committee Hears Update Tuesday

Published : Monday, October 23, 2017 | 5:27 AM

Pasadena’s Bike Share Program received a total of 13,880 rides over the last two months since the program was launched on July 14, each bike in the Pasadena network averaging at least 0.64 rides per day, according to a report by Transportation Director Fred Dock.

The previous month averaged 0.68 rides per day, the report showed. Since July, Pasadena’s fare box recovery is at 17 percent, consistent with downtown Los Angeles’ system during its first operating which on average was 14 percent, Dock said.

Dock also reported there are now a total of 791 active pass holders in the Bike Share program as of September 24.

Dock will present a detailed report on Tuesday, at the Municipal Services Committee meeting which starts at 4 p.m.

The Memorial Park Bike Share Station recorded the most number of rides at 1,696 up to September 18, followed by the Pasadena City College Station, 1,443, and the Rose Bowl Station with 1,419 rides.

The three least performing stations for the period were the Pasadena Central Library location with 341 rides, Lake and Merritt with 285, and the Fair Oaks and Hammond station with 284.

Dock said the Metro Gold Line Allen Station Bike Share location is going through a third round of reviews by Caltrans, while an alternative location for the Paseo Colorado station has yet to be determined. He said Metro and City staff have not found any available space within a block from the shopping center to accommodate the station.

Currently, the Bike Share station along the north side of Green Street between Marengo Avenue and Los Robles Avenue serves both Paseo Colorado and the Pasadena Convention Center.

Pasadena has a total of 31 Bike Share stations, with two of them, Caltech West and the Pasadena Central Library location, opened after the July 14 launch.

The report will be delivered Tuesday at the the City Council’s Municipal Services Committee 4 p.m. meeting in Council Chambers, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena.

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