$2 Million Santa Monica Bike Center Opens

Friday, 18 Nov 2011, 12:43:00 AM

Mirror Staff

The Metro-funded project is expected to increase bike/ transit connections for work and play to and from Santa Monica.
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The Metro-funded project is expected to increase bike/ transit connections for work and play to and from Santa Monica.

The celebration is under way for the grand opening of the brand new $2 million full-service “Santa Monica Bike Center,” the largest bicycle parking facility of its kind in the United States.

The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with the Los Angeles County and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

Located at 1555 Second Street, the bike center’s two combined locations in the center of downtown Santa Monica feature 5,300 square-feet of space and nearly 360 secure bicycle parking spaces.

The facilities also provide bicycle rentals, showers, lockers, self-service repairs, vending, and

restrooms.

The Metro-funded project is expected to increase bike/transit connections for work and play to and from Santa Monica, a popular beachfront destination and a bike-riding capital of Southern California.

A Bike Center Open House will be held today through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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