If you enjoy the sunshine and bike rides, you may need to make Santa Monica, CA your home. Last week, Santa Monica received a $500,000 grant for a bike share program. This program would encourage locals to ride bikes to public transport stations, practically eliminating the need for cars.
Partnered with Global Green, the city of Santa Monica was able to secure 35 rental stations with over 350 bicycles. These stations would be strategically placed around the city, allowing anyone to take a one-way bike ride to a local transit station.
The key to this plan is to fill in that last one or two-mile journey that keeps people from using public transport. By making bicycles readily available, traffic will reduce and the city will prosper on public transportation, like the upcoming expo rail.
Systems like this have already proved successful in countries like Europe and Asia. Lets see if Southern California can ride with the big boys!