FOLDING BICYCLE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

SOLD OUT! foldngobike.com 

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“LACMTA”) and CALSTART created an implementation plan for the development of a folding bike subsidy program. The program, FoldNGo Pasadena, provided price discounts for the purchase of a collapsible bike to use in conjunction with transit. A major goal of the program was to motivate commuters to switch their transit connection vehicle from the car to the bicycle. This program leveraged the success, knowledge, and experience that CALSTART acquired in working with LACMTA on a similar project, MyGo-Pasadena, which subsidized the use of electric bicycles in lieu of single occupancy vehicles. More than 400 bikes were distributed throughout the city, and the program sold out ahead of schedule.

Read the Folding Bike Implementation Plan.

To learn more about this project, please contact Fred Silver.

Image Credit: Anna Batchelor Photographer, courtesy Brompton Bicycle Ltd

 Dahon's Eco 3 is an example of a folding bike that might be used in CALSTART's Folding Bicycle Subsidy Program. Photo credit: Dahon.comDahon's Eco 3 is an example of a folding bike that might be used in CALSTART's Folding Bicycle Subsidy Program. Photo credit: Dahon.com