Baton Rouge looking at bike share rental program
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.