Breeze Bike Share is Here! To Register visit: Breezebikeshare.com
The Santa Monica City Council approved a Bike share system using Social Bicycle "smart bikes" on November 11, 2014, and one year later, almost to the day, Breeze Bike Share officially hit the road at a special ceremony in front of City Hall with participation by Mayor McKeown, the City Council, Assemblyman Richard Bloom, and presenting sponsor, Santa Monica-based Hulu, LLC. Today bike share members have access to 500 8-speed Breeze Bikes at 75 stations citywide (see map below). Five stations in Venice are expected to be installed soon.
Mayor McKeown, alongside hundreds of supporters, launches Breeze Bike Share on November 12, 2015.
Bike share is an important component in the City's overall strategy to offer sustainable vehicle trip alternatives that reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, while improving mobility, community health, and the overall quality of life in Santa Monica. Breeze provides a new active transportation alternative for short hops around Santa Monica to local destinations, bus stops and soon the City's three Expo Light Rail stations. You can join the thousands of Breeze riders by registering for "pay-as-you-go" (10¢/minute), monthly, or annual membership rates at: www.breezebikeshare.com.
What is Bike share?
Bike share is a fun, healthy and convenient transit option that is already operating in many major cities in the nation and around the globe. Bike share technology offers on-line and on-the-spot opportunities to reserve and rent a bike that will take you where you need to go. At the end of a journey, just drop it off at the nearest bike share station. You can pick up another when you need it next. Bike share is growing worldwide as a popular and fun transit system.
Bike share has been shown to contribute to an environment that encourages people to drive less, support local business, improve street safety, increase personal health and enjoy the community more. The City Council designated bike share as one of the highest priority projects for implementation when it adopted the Bike Action Plan on November 22, 2011.
Breeze Bike Share, presented by Hulu, will be waiting to serve the community when the Expo Line arrives in spring.
Santa Monica's Bike share system is being made possible through more than $2 million in grant funds that the City was awarded through Metro’s Call for Projects and from the AQMD. The process included the participation and support of the City's regional partners in the Westside Cities Council of Governments, Metro and others, and it is hoped that the system will act as a pilot program that will be extended throughout the Los Angeles area.
CycleHop, LLC is the City's contractor that maintains, operates and promotes Breeze Bike Share. This system is the first step in what may someday become and integrated, regional bike share system! The City is excited to be introducing this innovative technology that includes on-board computers that lock, unlock and track the bikes via GPS.
Thank you to the hundreds of bike share enthusiasts who proposed a station site through our Suggest-a-Hub location tool and participated in the System Naming Survey. Your input has helped Santa Monica's bike share system team develop a network of stations that will serve the entire community as a new active transit choice.
Lastly, we are excited to be working with community partners: the Santa Monica Spoke, Global Green, a host of local business and neighborhood groups and now our local Santa Monica-based Presenting Sponsor. Hulu, LLC.
For more information about Breeze Bike Share contact Kyle Kozar, Bike Share Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 458-8341, or visit: Breezebikeshare.com.