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K'Tesh
07-29-2010, 01:08 PM
The Bike & Ride at Sunset Transit Center is now open.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/4841305321_efa771c1b9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157624486430099/)

Opening ceremonies included a ribbon cutting, some cookies and coffee, and of course elected officials (their joke, not mine).

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/4841960656_d5a9b20396.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157624486430099/)

I went out there and tried it out. Was perhaps the first person to use the supplied bike stand for actual repairs (threw the chain).

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/4841978448_e9412c6e34.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157624486430099/)

Nice locker for those who can ride to the Transit Center, but don't need to drag their bike on the MAX, or Buses with them. Peak hours are 3 per hour, and 1 for off peak. Cards are available for purchase from TriMet, and are a minimum of $20. Which I'm told would last about 10 weeks of normal everyday commuting. More info is found on TriMet's Bike & Ride Website (http://trimet.org/howtoride/bikes/bikeandride.htm).

Rubberside Down!
K'Tesh

q`Tzal
07-29-2010, 09:44 PM
Looks great!

I hope this works for people that don't have a 6 mile commute at the other end of their Trimet ride in to an area under-served by Trimet.

Luckily for me my schedule is a 12 hour shift which puts me on the MAX around 5:30am to work and about 7:30 pm going home. Annoying as this shift is it means that I avoid all but the Friday night crowds and special event mobs.

Apennine
07-31-2010, 10:33 PM
The Bike & Ride at Sunset Transit Center is now open.


Peak hours are 3 per hour, and 1 for off peak. Cards are available for purchase from TriMet, and are a minimum of $20. Which I'm told would last about 10 weeks of normal everyday commuting.

Am I reading this correctly: 3 cents/hour peak? As in $.03?

K'Tesh
07-31-2010, 10:39 PM
Am I reading this correctly: 3 cents/hour peak? As in $.03?

That's right... less than a nickel an hour during peak hours.