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Baton Rouge looking at bike share rental program

1 year 4 months 1 week ago July 27, 2015 Jul 27, 2015 Monday, July 27 2015 July 27, 2015 9:23 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Environmental Protection Agency staff and experts are coming to Baton Rouge to talk about choices for a bike share program that would let people rent and drop off bicycles at kiosks.
    
The EPA gave the city-parish a grant this year to help develop the program.
    
A public forum is scheduled Tuesday evening at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.
    
Beaux Jones, chairman of Bike Baton Rouge's board of directors, says bike-sharing programs generate revenue for cities, and many are underwritten by corporate sponsors.
    
He says bikes in the programs typically have built-in lights, bells and locks. And Jones says that because people use credit cards to check out the bikes, they can be charged if they don't return them.

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