The redeployment of the city’s bike share program began this week, and is expected to take one to two weeks for full deployment.
A total of 500 bikes will be added to the Bike Share network over the next few months, officials said.
Pedal Movement will work with the city to “expand the bike share program to all parts of Long Beach and make significant improvements to operations.”
At a Bike Long Beach Roundtable Meeting at the new Hub Bike Center in Houghton Park Wednesday evening, hosted by Danny Gamboa and Bike Uptown, the city’s Active Transportation Coordinator Nathan Baird announced that Long Beach will likely see its first bike share system in operation this spring.
It’s been no major secret that things with Bike Nation aren’t pedaling along so well. And following their abrupt and quiet walkout on their program in Anaheim, one can’t help but ask: Bike Nation, is everything okay?
Now five months past a planned February launch, Tustin-based Bike Nation says the permitting process for kiosks has been the main source of delay in Long Beach’s much-anticipated bike sharing program.