California: E-assist bike share program coming to San Gabriel Valley

The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments on Thursday, July 9, launched GoSGV, an electric-assist bike share program for residents in the region.

The program starts with 30 bikes in South El Monte, but over the next year, the program will expand to 840 bikes throughout the San Gabriel Valley, a news release said.

Electric-assist bikes have pedal assist, which makes it easier to climb hills, ride long distances and assist those with physical limitations, a news release said.