Hollywood’s Hub for Bicycles Now Open
July 31, 2017
The new Metro Bike Hub is now open at the Hollywood & Vine Red Line Station. Located at 1630 N. Vine Street, convenient to both the Metro Red Line, the LAX Fly-Away, and numerous bus lines, the 1,000 square foot facility includes parking for 64 bicycles. Closed-circuit TV surveillance, secure access, peak-hour staff availability, same-day repairs, accessory sales and bike-related clinics are all part of the $560,000 facility.
Bike hubs provide an attractive option for commuters who drive to Metro park-and-ride lots, especially for those who live within a bikeable distance of transit stations. The hub allows riders to leave their bikes at the station in a safe environment and avoid the hassle that sometimes comes with bringing bikes aboard crowded trains.
Riders may register online for a membership, or visit any of the Metro Bike Hubs during attended hours. The Metro Hollywood Bike Hub is staffed from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, offering bike repairs with free estimates, on site sign-ups, amd help with any cycling or bike communing questions. In addition to the Hollywood location, the El Monte Bike Hub is now open at 3501 Santa Anita Ave. Metro broke ground last month on a new Bike Hub at Union Station, and a Culver City Expo Line Station Bike Hub is planned for 2018. There are also bike share stations in downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Port of L.A. with a Venice location coming soon.
They also have a public air pump and work stand with tools available for anyone to use during the staffed hours. Members have access 24/7.
Riders may sign up for a free month online at www.metro.net/bikehub by using the code ‘biketometro’ through the end of 2017.
Currently, riders can chose between three membership plans; a 7-day pass for $5; a 30-day pass for $12; and a one year pass for $60. Discounts are given for seniors (62 and over); disabled, Medicare, and students K-12 at a rate of $25 for a year.
“Metro’s Bike Hub is a welcome new addition to Hollywood and Vine,” said L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who represents the 13th Council District, including Hollywood. “If we want to reduce our reliance on motor vehicles, Los Angeles residents need better, reliable transit options. More people are riding bikes to get to work and for recreational purposes and the Metro Bike Hub is another step to building our bicycle infrastructure. I am excited to have this new world-class amenity in one of our city’s most iconic destinations.”
Just remember to bring your own lock; otherwise you can purchase one from the hub’s retail section during staffed hours!
Metro Bike Hube is operated by Bikehub.com.
Metro Bike Hub – Hollywood and Vine
1630 N. Vine Street