The LA Department of Transport (LADOT) also have an interest in the city’s bicycle riders. Their website gives information on bicycle safety, bicycle programs and specific bike route maps to not only encourage leisure activities but also to encourage car owners to leave the four wheels at home and ride a bike to work instead.
Bikes are permitted on Metro rail trains at all times.Most Metro buses have a rack that holds 2 bicycles installed in front of the vehicle. You are responsible for folding and loading/uploading. If the rack is occupied, wait for the next bus.
For more info, refer to the Metro website http://www.metro.net/around/bikes/bikes-metro/bikes-on-metro/.
BikeMetro provides detailed maps of bike routes and information on rider communities throughout the city. http://www.bikemetro.com
Carpooling is encouraged in Los Angeles. It saves money, time and the environment! Carpool lanes also known as the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes or the Diamond lane (marked with a diamond shape) are available in some parts of the freeway, at certain times, for those with a specified number ofpassengers. The fine for violationis quite hefty, so don’t don’t get on it unless you qualify.
There arewebsites such as eRideShare.com (http://www.erideshare.com/), Ride Matching (https://ridematch.info/) and Car Pool World (http://www.carpoolworld.com/)to help you navigate through the city with others at a fraction ofa car note.
More information can be viewed on Metro website http://www.metro.net/projects/hov/hov_system/