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How does downtown L.A.'s bike-share system work?

How does downtown L.A.'s bike-share system work?

The first bike-share system in Los Angeles will launch Thursday, marking the end of a years-long push to join the ranks of dozens of other cities across the world that have similar programs available for commuters and tourists.

Transportation officials have hailed the arrival of bicycle sharing as a sign that the worm has turned in car-choked Los Angeles.  

“The car capital of the world is being redefined to embrace new modes of transportation,” Metro spokesman Dave Sotero said. 

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