Bike sharing program delayed again

    The company that’s been planning to bring e-bikes to Baton Rouge announced the program will launch in June, a month later than planned, WAFB-TV reports.

    Gotcha was planning to install its 500 GPS-enabled e-bikes and 50 mobility hubs throughout the city in mid- March, but the date was pushed to May after a drunk driver mowed down several cyclists, killing two, while traveling at a high rate of speed in one of the New Orleans designated bike lanes during Mardi Gras weekend.

    The company said Wednesday it will now launch the bikes in June, although no specific date was given.

    Baton Rouge is the second Louisiana city to implement a bicycle-sharing program after New Orleans introduced bike rentals in 2017. The system will be available throughout the city, including the downtown area, LSU and Southern University. Read the full story.  

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