UPDATE: 11/11 Council voted unanimously to authorize SM Bikeshare contract. With Metro we now move toward building a seamless regionally integrated Bikeshare model!
Exciting newer “Smart Bike” technology is on its way to Santa Monica!
Our City Council will have the opportunity to authorize the contract for bikeshare equipment/operations on November 11. The staff recommendation is for the installation of a “smart bike” system, provided by Social Bicycles and operated by Cycle Hop. It is available on the City web site. Through this competitive procurement, the City has the opportunity to purchase 500 bicycles and 20 kiosks, for a system about the same size as was recently launched in Seattle. The City is hoping to procure a sponsor/sponsors to provide funding in exchange for messaging on the bicycles only, through a separate process.
Send letter to support Bike Share in Santa Monica to: firstname.lastname@example.org cc: BikePlan@SMSpoke.org