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Title: Bike-share program coming to Los Angeles
Post by: krabkakes on April 15, 2012, 20:56

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Bike-share program coming to Los Angeles (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0415-ciclavia-20120416,0,7130598.story?track=rss)
By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times

April 16, 2012
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will unveil a $16-million bike-share program Sunday that aims to put thousands of bicycles at hundreds of rental kiosks across the city.

Initial plans are to add 400 stations and 4,000 bicycles over the next 18 to 24 months in areas around downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Playa del Rey, Westwood and Venice Beach.

The private investment from Bike Nation will not need any city money, according to the mayor's office and the company. Bike Nation has agreed to a minimum contract of 10 years.