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Metro expands bike sharing to Pasadena, Port of Los Angeles

A rider checks out a bike share bicycle downtown.
A rider checks out a bike share bicycle downtown.
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Metro is expanding its bike sharing program to Pasadena and the Port of Los Angeles beginning this July. The transit agency started the program in downtown L.A. last year. 

The latest expansion will bring 30 stations to Pasadena near the Metro Gold Line. Some of the destinations that will be accessible include the Rose Bowl, Caltech and Pasadena Community College. 

As for the port, 13 stations will open up along the waterfront.

Riders can enjoy attractions like the Battleship Iowa, the L.A. Maritime Museum and the Catalina Terminal, Metro spokesman Dave Sotero told KPCC.

"The best way to get there is by bicycle. Because the waterfront area is 2 to 3 miles long and it may not be as conducive to walking as it would be for bicycling," Sotero said.

Metro plans to eventually expand its bike sharing to a total of 20 communities across the Southland. Venice is up next — it'll get bikes later this summer.

See a detailed KPCC map of downtown L.A. bike sharing locations here, and see the locations of the future Pasadena and Port of L.A. bike stations here.