Alta is leading a study of the Metro downtown pilot bike share program and the City of Santa Monica’s Breeze bike share program to assess their performance and influencing factors, and to determine appropriate strategies and investments moving forward given the changing mobility landscape.
Since 2017, bike share has undergone a rapid evolution of technology, business models, and equipment. This represents both an opportunity and a challenge for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Metro, and its member cities. The goals for this project are to develop recommendations for participating systems to optimize their existing bike share programs, identify lessons learned related to the planning and implementation Bike Share in Los Angeles County and how these vary across vendor platform, and develop considerations for the Metro Board to fund future bike share systems that opt to not use Metro’s selected vendor on a case-by-case basis subject to the respective city fulfilling Metro’s interoperability objectives. The project scope includes robust data analysis, interviews with system operators, a bike share user survey, non-user focus groups, and recommendations based on these findings as well as relevant new mobility trends.