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Metro East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Open House June 19

Metro will host an Open House on the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Tuesday, June 19th in Van Nuys to provide an overview of the ESFVTC Project report the Metro Board of Directors will consider at its June 2018 Board meeting.

This Open House will feature identical presentations at 5:15pm and again at 6:30pm. Staff will also provide updates on the Metro Orange Line.

Information stations will offer details on the projects and provide an opportunity to talk directly with Metro staff. Metro Real Estate will also be available to answer questions.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Open House from 5pm–7:30pm
Presentation at 5:15pm and repeated at 6:30pm
Valley Municipal Building, Council Chambers
14410 Sylvan St, 2nd Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91401

The ESFVTC Project will be discussed and reviewed by the Metro Planning and Programming Committee on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Following review and possible action by the Planning and Programming Committee, the report will be considered at Metro’s regular Board meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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Metro Bikes for Free for the Entire Month of May

Metro Bikes for Free for the Entire Month of May

Here’s How to Ride Metro Bikes for Free for the Entire Month of May

About a year ago, our city joined the ranks of places like London and New York and Chattanooga and got a bike share—you know, those docking stations downtown that are filled with bikes you can rent for short periods of time.

Monthly passes typically cost $20, BUT because it is (apparently?) “Bike Month,” Metro is offering them for free. Here’s how to get one: Sign up online and use the promo code BIKEMONTH17 at checkout. You can choose to have a new bike share TAP card mailed to you, or you can add it to a Metro TAP card you already have.

RELATED: Everything You Need to Know About L.A.’s New Bike Share

Now, here’s the important part. Just because the pass is free doesn’t mean you get unlimited access to the bikes. All trips for 30 minutes or less (between when you check out a bike and when you dock it at another station) won’t cost you anything, but trips longer than that will cost $1.75 per half hour.

Also, note that after your first free month, you’ll be charged $20 for every month thereafter unless you switch off auto-renewing. To do that, login to your account on the Metro Bike website, and uncheck the auto-renewing button in the bottom right corner of the page.

Thomas Harlander is a staff writer at Los Angeles magazine. You can follow him on Twitter andInstagram. He recently wrote: This Might Be the Best Argument for More Bike Lanes

Go Metro to L.A. County GIS Day at Grand Park

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Go Metro to L.A. County GIS Day at Grand Park

GIS Day is celebrated internationally every third Wednesday of November as part of National Geography Awareness Week. It provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

L.A. County GIS Day will be held at Grand Park on Nov. 16. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop by to learn more about how the county, government agencies, private companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations use GIS in emergency response, social services and administration to make life better in Los Angeles County.

To get to Grand Park, take the Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. There are also multiple bus lines serving the area, as well as Metro Bike Share. (Metro)

Metro Bike Share comes to the Port of Los Angeles

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Metro Bike Share comes to the Port of Los Angeles

Getting from place to place along the LA Waterfront is about to get a little easier – and a lot more fun.

The Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), has been given the green light by the LA Board of Harbor Commissioners to expand the Metro Bike Share program to the 12-mile LA Waterfront by next summer. The vote clears the way for consideration by the LA County Metro Board, which is expected to vote on the proposal soon.

“Bike Share at the Port of Los Angeles will offer a new, fun and environmentally friendly way to explore and experience the LA Waterfront and its many attractions,” said Doane Liu, deputy executive director at the Port of Los Angeles. “This new program will provide another transportation option for residents and visitors to consider, which will have the added benefit of reducing local traffic and parking congestion too.”

The LA Waterfront Bike Share will include 11 stations to start, eight in San Pedro and three in Wilmington, with approximately 10 shareable bikes per station. Payment kiosks at each station will allow riders to use either their Metro TAP card or credit card to pay, with costs varying depending on the option selected. (Click here to continue reading)

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