Metro has broken ground on a new bike hub at Union Station


If you'd prefer to avoid the endless sea of chrome bumpers every day on your way to work this week, there's always bike and want to try another way to get to work, you're in luck. May is Bike Month and Metro is doing their part to make it easier.

LA County Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Tamika Butler says the week is about getting more people be comfortable to try to commute by bike.

"You need to feel safe when you're on your bike. And you need facilities and infrastructure what you're doing everyday. And whether that's a lifestyle choice, or a choice you're making out of necessity." 

Plus, Metro is sweetening the pot for all those who still aren't sure - Metrolink will be offering free rides to those who bring bikes on the train during Bike Week. 

Bike hubs have been popping up all over LA as more people are choosing to use bikes to get around the city. The first Metro Bike Hub opened in 2015 in front of the El Monte Station and proved popular with riders. A second bike hub opens on May 19th, located at Hollywood and Vine. The 24/7 hub will have CCTV coverage and a security alarm to help keep your bikes safe while being stored there. 

The new Hollywood and Vine Metro Bike Hub will be able to hold 64 bicycles, and is located around the corner from the Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station. The brand new $1.5 million bike hub at Union Station will also provide safe storage for bikes. 

The main event of Bike Week happens on Thursday, which is National "Bike to Work Day." 

"You will see a lot of people in spandex, you will see a lot of people you might not want to see in spandex, but we'll be having a good time," Butler said with a laugh. 


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