EPA officials headed to Baton Rouge next week to discuss options for bike share program

Environmental Protection Agency staff and experts will be in Baton Rouge next week to discuss options for creating a bike share program here.

Baton Rouge was awarded a technical assistance grant from the EPA earlier this year to help develop the program. Mayor Kip Holden’s office announced today the EPA staffers and experts will meet with local stakeholders on Tuesday and Wednesday. The public is invited to attend an information meeting on the program on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road.

Other cities such as Minneapolis, New York and Washington, D.C., have established bike share programs that allow residents and visitors to purchase daily, weekly or annual program memberships and/or pay hourly fees to check out a bike.

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