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The Culver City Council has voted unanimously to join Metro's countywide bike share system, paving the way for a launch date in mid-2018.

The expansion of the system - which is still subject to the approval of Metro's Board of Directors - will come in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, and calls for 600 bikes to be placed at stations throughout Culver City and in the adjacent communities of Palms, Mar Vista, Del Rey and Playa Vista.

Following the vote last night, Culver City will begin a yearlong planning process to decide where bike share stations will be located.

Community members can offer input on Metro's crowdsourced station planning map.

Culver City is already in the midst of planning out a variety of related transportation improvements between the Expo Line and its Downtown, including protected bike lanes and a T.O.D. visioning study.

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