In the fall of 2018 the city bike share program became part of a shared mobility pilot program.
The City of Santa Monica selected Bird, Jump, Lime and Lyft as the four operators to participate in the city's pilot program that builds upon the existing city bike share system, and expands Santa Monica's commitment to be a truly multi-modal community.
The goal is to offer residents and visitors a variety of sustainable and convenient transportation options. Each of the four selected operators began with an initial allocation of 750 devices each, totaling 1,000 e-bikes and 2,000 e-scooters.
Metro bike share stations are found in 13 locations in Venice, and at two of Expo Line stops: 17th Street/SMC, and Downtown Santa Monica. Santa Monica's 500 Breeze bikes are still available and are located at more than 88 hubs in Santa Monica and Venice, including all three Expo Stations.
There is a difference between the two systems. Here's what you need to know:
Metro Bikes are not compatible with the Breeze Bike System as follows:
Where you can ride and where you can lock:
The systems have different fee structures:
In addition, the maps are conveniently located on all hub signs, which includes Santa Monica's growing network of bike lanes and designated bikeway streets to help the community make the most of the experience.