Video: A long-term resident explores bike share in Los Angeles

by Stefani Cox

Areli Morales is a native Los Angeles resident who recently had the opportunity to try out LA Metro’s bike share system through a two-week free trial. She talks about the potential for bike share in own her life and for others when it comes to navigating a notoriously gridlocked city.

But some community members face challenges in accessing bike share systems, whether due to pricing, station siting, or other variables. That’s why nonprofit organizations Multicultural Communities for Mobility and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition have partnered together with LA Metro and LADOT to improve and promote the system to all.

As Morales says, ā€œIā€™m excited that different people from different walks of life and places can have access to a bicycle to enjoy a little bit of the city from a different perspective.ā€

The Better Bike Share Partnership is a JPB Foundation-funded collaboration between the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for our weekly newsletter. Story tip? Write