Metro provides bike parking at many stations throughout the system to improve first and last mile connections. Access a Metro Rail System Map here and find the bike parking most convenient for you.
The best way to keep your bike safe is to lock it properly. Lock the frame preferably with a U-Lock, and then lock the wheels, and any other quick release components, with an additional bike lock. Locking tip: Use an additional U-Lock to secure wheels and frame to bike rack. Electric bikes are permitted to park at Metro bike racks, but gas or electric motorized scooters are not. Do not lock bikes to station railings or furnishings; they will be subject to removal.
Metro’s bike locker program is now online. To check locker availability, apply to rent a locker or manage your bike locker rental, visit the Metro Bike Locker Registration page.
Metro is pleased to announce its first of five BIKE HUBS to open at the El Monte Bus Station on September 14, 2015 . To learn more and register on-line for a membership, visit metro.net/bikehub or call 888.659.2291 or in-person at 3501 Santa Anita Avenue Suite A, El Monte, CA 91731.
Metro Bike Hubs offer commuters an easy and safe way to park their bicycle and much more:
- 24/7 secure access and customer support
- Staff availability
- Bike parts and accessory sales
- Bike repair services
- Bike repair and training clinics
- Self-service bike repair stand with air pump
Future Metro Bike Hubs will be located at the following Stations:
- Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station
- Culver City Expo Line Station
- Union Station
- North Hollywood Red/Orange Line Station
Several similar facilities already exist across the county:
Metro plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs.
Metro developed the Bicycle Transportation Strategic Plan in 2006, which established policies and priorities for bicycle transportation such as providing funds for bicycle projects, prioritizing the need to fill gaps in the bicycle network, improving access to transit which include bikes on transit and bicycle parking at stations, and encouraging and promoting bicycling-specific activities and events led by local and national efforts.
Metro started the Bicycle Roundtable in 2010 to discuss bicycle-related issues with the community. Themes from these meetings shaped Metro’s 10 bicycle related board directives issued in September 2010. Metro has delivered on many of these objectives, including lifting restrictions for bicycles on trains, increasing Call for Projects funding for bicycles by 15 percent in 2011, removing seats to create more space for bicycles on Metro Rail, and highlighting and encouraging bicycling through our communication channels. We are continually working to improve bicycle access in all future station and transit facility designs.
Metro funds improvements to all modes of transportation through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). An important part of this six-year program is the Call for Projects , a competitive process that distributes funds to regionally significant projects.
Every other year, Metro accepts Call for Projects applications in eight modal categories, which include funding bicycle infrastructure and bicycle safety and education programs. Public agencies responsible for transportation and transit operators are encouraged to submit project proposals for funding. Applications will be available in late 2014 – so please check back.
'Before' and 'after' bicycle counts are required for projects that have been recommended for funding. In 2013, SCAG and Metro developed the Bike Count Data Clearinghouse to assist cities in LA County and beyond with how to conduct bicycle counts and where to store the information.
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