LSU, Southern enter into bikeshare partnerships with Gotcha

    LSU and Southern University are among 11 college and university systems to have recently secured an exclusive e-mobility partnership with Gotcha, the South Carolina company bringing bikeshare to downtown and other parts of Baton Rouge.

    The agreement means Gotcha will build customized partnerships with LSU and Southern, giving the universities access to mobility products, hub locations, technology, operational support and ridership data to better improve the system. Also, students, faculty and staff can sign up for Gotcha’s Go-Pass subscription model for monthly and annual options.

    E-mobility programs are designed to address common college campus issues like parking, students without cars and traffic congestion, the company says in a press release.

    The company has 100 e-mobility systems nationwide, with plans to add 50 new partnerships by the end of the year.

    Last week, Cokie Reed, Gotcha’s Baton Rouge community manager, told Daily Report the company planned to install bike stations at LSU and Southern this week, but delayed, more than once, installing the stations in other areas of the city as part of its partnership with the city-parish. However, this morning at the  Downtown Development District commissioners meeting Reed announced the company is now assembling the city’s bike hubs and they expect to receive the bikes within the next week.

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