Why You Need to Try Metro Bike Share in DTLA
When you think of Los Angeles you think of the Hollywood stars, glamorous parties, shopping on Rodeo Drive.. And traffic.
It’s humorous though, I always used to tease people who would complain about LA traffic.
“Come on,” I used to say, “it’s not that bad!”
Right.. It’s only until my relocation to LA that I realized that traffic is actually a nightmare.
If you’ve watched my snapchat, you’ve seen that I have rented a bike on numerous occasions to explore the Santa Monica/Venice Beach area. It’s actually quite fun and I love that you can experience the city from a different perspective while getting some exercise. You spot local shops and street art that you would otherwise miss passing in a car!
I haven’t had spent much time in Downtown LA and had heard about Metro Bike Share launching in DTLA this summer. So, on a random Sunday afternoon I headed out with a girlfriend of mine to explore LA using the Metro Bike Share bikes. We were definitely going for those Stockholm Fashion Week vibes. Channeling the girls caught in streetstyle photos while cruising around town with their chic accessories.
Trust, as I have learned, it takes a lot to be chic on a bike, but it was great to experience DTLA without the headache of traffic jams and parking spots.
It’s quite easy – show up, swipe your card, and take a bike for however long you need to! Metro offers 65 stations and 1,000 bicycles – it’s only $1.75 for every 30 min – you can find one almost on every corner.
If you don’t live in DTLA, don’t fret! Metro also plans to expand the system in the next few years to communities such as Pasadena, Huntington Park, Glendale, Burbank, North Hollywood, East Los Angeles. For more info, visit BikeShare.Metro.Net
Post is sponsored by Metro Bike Share but all opinions are, as always, my own.
Photos by www.emaritraffie.com