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City’s WeHo Pedals Bike Share Program Celebrates Pride in June

 

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The City of West Hollywood’s bike share program, WeHo Pedals, is celebrating Pride. A limited number of WeHo Pedals bicycles have been converted into #PrideBike bicycles throughout the month of June. They have been decorated with rainbow hearts and carry the message #PrideBike to mark LGBTQ Pride festivities.

Community members are encouraged to keep an eye out for #PrideBike WeHo Pedals bicycles. Hop on and post a selfie with any #PrideBike using any major social media platform with the hashtag and automatically be entered for a chance to win an annual WeHo Pedals membership — #PrideBike is part scavenger hunt, part contest, part rainbow pride, and all fun.

The City of West Hollywood and Christopher Street West (CSW) will host the 2017 LA Pride Festival in at West Hollywood Park from Friday, June 9, 2017 through Sunday, June 11, 2017. On Sunday, June 11, 2017, the #ResistMarch will take the place of the annual LA Pride Parade. For additional information about LA Pride, please visit www.lapride.org and for more information about the #ResistMarch, please visit www.resistmarch.org.

Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its vibrant One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The festival runs for 40 days, from Harvey Milk Day, Monday, May 22, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017, which marks the end of Pride month. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/pride.

The City of West Hollywood launched WeHo Pedals in August 2016. WeHo Pedals offers 150 “Smart Bikes” at stations throughout West Hollywood, enabling car-free commutes and affordable short trips around town. The WeHo Pedals service area includes the entire City of West Hollywood and nearby areas such as the City of Beverly Hills, The Grove, and the Hollywood & Highland shopping area and Metro Red Line Station. For additional information about WeHo Pedals bike share, please visit www.wehopedals.com.

For more information about #PrideBike or WeHoPedals, please contact Tiffany R. Robinson, Senior Planner, at (323) 848-6868 or trobinson@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

Photograph by Brett White, Courtesy of the City of West Hollywood.

 

(via weho.org)

NEW Employee Benefits Program

 

Employers – are you looking for a new way to recruit and retain the best talent? Want to encourage a healthy, active, fun work environment?

Offer your employees a WeHo Pedals bike share membership!

 


Introducing the Employee Benefits Program

WeHo Pedals now offers bulk pricing for employers who wish to provide the benefit of a year of bike share to their employees for as little as $19 per employee (save $80 per membership!).

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How Does It Work?

You provide bike share to your employees, and we’ll give you steep discounts.
Simply choose a tier – All Staff or Partial Staff. Then we’ll provide you with promo codes for participating employees so that they can create an account. Your employees are responsible for all fees and charges accrued beyond their daily ride time; you’re simply gifting them with an Annual Membership.

The Benefits of Bike Share

  • Decreased Absenteeism
    • People who commute by bike for 30 minutes, 5x/week, take half as many sick days as those who don’t.
  • Increased Productivity
    • Studies have shown that cycling has calming effects, makes people happier, and boosts brain power.
    • Exercising before work raises an employee’s productivity by an average of 15%
  • Reduce your Carbon Footprint
    • Bike share is the most environmentally friendly form of transit; for every mile pedaled rather than driven, 0.82 fewer pounds of the pollutant CO2 enters the atmosphere
    • Biking to work can also reduce transportation spending for both employer and employee, as well as commute time related to traffic and parking.
  • Attract the Next Generation of Employees
    • Millennials are more inclined to work for employers who “stress their environmental and social record”[1] – increasing your environmental impact can give Millennials a stronger incentive to join your team

Interested? Contact Tiffany.Robinson@weho.org to get signed up today!

 

[1] https://www.pwc.com/m1/en/services/consulting/documents/millennials-at-work.pdf

Free Bike Share Basics Classes Available

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Have questions about our bike share system?
Join us for an upcoming Bike Share Basics class!

Sponsored by CycleHop and presented by non-profit cycling program Sustainable Streets, WeHo Pedals Bike Share Basics classes are free, open to the public, and aimed at getting you road-ready. This fun, hands-on experience aims to educate and encourage community members to use the bike share system as informed, safe, and lawful cyclists.  During the two-hour workshop, participants will learn how to unlock, adjust, and use all of the features of a WeHo Pedals bicycle while practicing safe riding skills.

All participants will receive a free helmet.  Space is limited to maximum of 15 participants. Walk-Ups will not be accommodated.

For more information, and to reserve your place in the workshop, visit: https://www.flipcause.com/widget/event/OTQ3NQ==/3838

NEW Low Income Resident Plan – $7 / month

 

Low Income Plan WeHo

 

Our goal is to make bike share affordable for all members of our community. To make WeHo Pedals accessible for people in low-income households, we now offer reduced membership pricing for West Hollywood residents who are 18 or older and live in an income qualifying household (restrictions apply for college students). Qualified applicants will receive an annual membership at the discounted rate of $7/month. This discount provides those in low-income households with the opportunity to make manageable monthly payments rather than the larger, upfront cost associated with the Annual Plan.

For more information or to register for the Low Income Resident Plan, please contact:

info@wehopedals.com or 323-900-0669

Election Day Hubs – March 7th, 2017

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How are you getting to the polls, WeHo?

To help you get out and vote, WeHo Pedals is giving free ride credit to new and existing users on Election Day.

This promotion is valid between 6am and 9pm on March 7th, 2017.

Create an account or login at www.wehopedals.com or on the Social Bicycles App, and apply the promo code BIKE2VOTE.

We’re also creating special temporary hubs so that you can lockup at any WeHo polling location for free!

For more information about this promotion, contact our 24/7 Customer Service Line: 323-900-0669

NEW Senior Discount – Save $20 Off WeHo Pedals Annual Plan

 

Senior Discount

 

To encourage bicycling as a way to stay healthy and live longer, and to make WeHo Pedals more accessible for the entire community, we now offer a $20 discount off Annual Membership pricing for West Hollywood residents who are 62 & older.

To qualify for the discount, Seniors must be:

For more information or to receive your Senior Discount, please contact:

info@wehopedals.com or 323-900-0669

Join the Team! Become a WeHo Pedals Ambassador

Ambassador Program Volunteers Needed Ad

Love WeHo Pedals Bike Share? Want to help promote the program get FREE RIDE TIME for it?

Join our Ambassador team!

We are now recruiting Ambassadors to reach out to our community to spread the word about WeHo Pedals as a smart, fun, sustainable transit choice and to grow our bike share family.

If you’re interested in becoming an Ambassador, please contact Lauren Uba (lauren.uba@cyclehop.com)