Experts explain bike sharing program to public

Published: Jul. 29, 2015 at 3:21 AM CDT
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Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge is gradually becoming a cycling city, and another step would offer temporary, loaner bikes.

A meeting was held Tuesday night at the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum to discuss a bike sharing program.

The idea is that there would be bicycle stands where people want to go, such as landmarks and stores. People can then borrow a bike at one stand to ride to the next.

"A lot of downtowns are starting to see a bike sharing as part of the fabric of downtown, as much as you would have festivals and a convention center and things like riverfront trails and plazas," said Don Kostelec with Kostelec Planning from North Carolina.

Kostelec was the consultant leading the discussion. He said the entire city would not have to do the program, and that it could be something Southern and LSU decide to do.

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