Bike Sharing is Coming to Los Angeles

In Santa Monica, bike sharing already up and running, and bike sharing programs have been green-lighted in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, West Hollywood and downtown L.A. But in classic L.A. fashion, different cities will have different systems. With different operators, different pay structures, and different bicycles. So can bike sharing really create reduce our dependence on the car? If bike sharing works, there will be even more cyclists on the road, which could mean more antagonism between bikers and drivers. One of the big pet peeves for drivers is when cyclists ride through stop signs. In San Francisco, a majority of the county supervisors now support what’s called the “Idaho Stop.”