BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills will start testing a pilot bike-share program beginning on Monday, February 22. Volunteers are welcome and can ride bicycles for free and deliver feedback on their experience through April 22, 2016.
According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, volunteers will be able to ride up to 60 minutes daily during the test period. Bike-share dock stations will be located at City Hall near the northeast entrance on N. Crescent Drive at S. Santa Monica Boulevard and adjacent to the Wells Fargo bank located on the southwest corner of North Camden Drive and South Santa Monica Boulevard.
The BH bike share pilot program is set to officially kick-off in April 2016 to celebrate Earth Month. During that time, the entire system will include 50 smart bikes with onboard technology and 100 bike docking racks in 10 locations throughout the city.
Riders will be able to use the ’Social Bicycles’ smart phone app (download from app store) or www.BeverlyHillsBikeShare.com to sign-up, find available bikes and docking stations, and reserve bikes. Once the program is in effect, the bikes can be returned to a Beverly Hills Bike Share station for free or at any public bike rack for a small fee.
The Beverly Hills Bike Share program will be compatible with the bike share system in Santa Monica and future adjacent jurisdictions.
For more information or to volunteer for the test phase, please submit contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Transportation Planning at (310) 285-1161.