Mar 162017

The 700 custom-designed bicycles will be placed at an estimated 70 stations designated at locations in neighborhoods around the city. (Flickr/Britt Reints).

If you want to help the city plan where bicycle share stations will be located in your neighborhood, there’s a public workshop for you.

There are six workshops – one for each general area of the city – that run through April. Mid-City and Bayou St. John split a workshop, which will be held April 3 at First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St. The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings are meant to gather public input on the best locations for the 70 bicycle stations throughout the city. The program launches this fall and will include 700 bikes.

If you can’t make it to the Mid-City meeting, you can find dates for the other five meetings on the city’s website. There will also be an online poll in April dedicated to voting on station locations.

The city’s new bicycle share program has drawn some ire from Faubourg St. John residents who are concerned about program officials putting bike stations in residential neighborhoods. Several worried neighbors are putting together a committee – through the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association – to research the best station locations that don’t directly impact quiet areas.

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