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UCLA Rideshare Month 2017

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RideShare-2017_BlogTired of dealing with traffic or paying for parking? Join UCLA Transportation in celebrating UCLA Rideshare Month during October!

WHAT IS RIDESHARE

Rideshare is the shared use of transportation through public transit, carpool, vanpool, biking and walking.

PLEDGE TO SHARE THE RIDE

Pledge with UCLA Transportation to commute to UCLA by public transitcarpoolvanpoolbike, or foot from now until October 31. Those who pledge below will have the opportunity to win a Fitbit, Amtrak tickets, gift cards, Metro passes and more!

Click here to read the terms and conditions of both the pledge and prize drawings.

RIDESHARE WEEK CELEBRATION

Come celebrate with us at our Rideshare Month Fair on Monday, October 30, at Bruin Plaza from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participate in a variety of fun activities and prize drawings aimed at promoting sustainable transportation and a healthy lifestyle.

Wilshire Center and Medical Center employees can also join in on the fun by visiting us at one of our tables during Rideshare Week. Bring coworkers and learn more about alternative transportation, enter into prize drawings and receive free giveaways!

Please also join us for the monumental launch of Bruin Bike Share on Tuesday, October 3.

  • Monday, October 2, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center Dining Garden
  • Tuesday, October 3, Bruin Bike Share Launch, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Dickson Court North
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Trimana Cafe in the Wilshire Center
  • Monday, October 30, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bruin Plaza

Thank you for joining us in our quest to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Please Note: If you are pledging from a phone or tablet, please click here to complete the online form.

Santa Monica’s Bike Share Lowers Cost for Riders

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Starting Monday, August 1, 2016, Santa Monica will lower costs for most riders using its Breeze Bike Share system.

Under the current pricing structure, users can choose between a basic, premium or student plan. A basic plan costs $20 a month, $119 a year for nonresidents or $79 a year for residents, and includes 30 minutes of ride time per day. A premium plan costs $25 a month, $149 a year for nonresidents or $99 a year for residents, and includes 60 minutes of ride time. A student plan costs $47 for six months or $6 per hour with a ride time of 60 minutes.

The pricing overhaul will replace those plans with four options: $99 a year, $25 a month, $7 a month for students or $7 an hour for casual users. Additionally, the annual and monthly passes include 90 minutes of ride time, and the student membership no longer needs to be purchased in six-month increments.

The new pricing structure will include a special rate for employers purchasing memberships for their employees.

“The new Breeze Bike Share Employee Benefits Program allows employers to bulk purchase Breeze Bike Share plans for their employees for as little as $19/year,” according to a press release.

Metro Bike Share Celebration Recap (PHOTOS)

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Miss out on yesterday's Metro Bike Share launch event? Don't worry! Here's our picturesque recap of all the festivities.

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LA Bike Share Launches Tomorrow!

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LA's long-awaited bike share system is finally here!

Starting tomorrow, Angelenos will be able to pick up one of 1,000 bikes from 65 bike hubs in Downtown LA at places like Union Station, Chinatown, Grand Park, Little Tokyo and throughout the Arts District. Many bike share stations are near Metro Rail and and Bus lines, giving transit riders direct access to Metro bikes so they can easily combine bicycle and transit trips.

The new system is available exclusively to pass holders until August 1, 2016, when it will open to all users. Riders can purchase a bike share pass here or add a pass to their existing TAP card. Users with monthly and annual passes pay lower rates per ride. A one-way ride of 30 minutes or less will cost $3.50.

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Metro created this cool video to show you how to rent and return a bike. Watch it below. For more information, Metro also recently compiled this top 10 list of things you need to know about their new system.

The $11-million program will add LA to the growing number of cities that have welcomed bike sharing as an affordable, convenient way to make short, point-to-point trips without a car.

Metro is currently looking to expand their bike share system to 15 other communities across LA Country, including Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley. At this time, Metro's bikes are incompatible with Santa Monica's Breeze Bike Share.

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Beverly Hills Bike Share Now in Motion

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Beverly Hills launched its bike share program last week. The new bike rental system includes 50 smart bikes with onboard technology and 100 bike docking racks in ten stations located throughout the city.

How does it work? Download the Social Bicycles smart phone app or go to the Beverly Hills Bike Share website to sign up, find available bikes and reserve bikes.  Unlock the bike using a 4-digit PIN code, then return the bike to any Beverly Hills Bike Share station for free or at any public bike rack for a small fee.

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These smart bikes come equipped with special internal technology, allowing you to reserve a bike easily and efficiently and lock it anywhere for quick stops. They also come with a GPS, a basket and no chains. Don’t have gear? Members of bike share are eligible for a 30% discount on BERN helmets online. For an affordable price of just $6/hour for visitors and $25/month or $99/year for frequent riders, Beverly Hills Bike Share provides the perfect complement to public transportation, taking you the extra mile. Get rolling today!

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