Apr 032017

A rider checks out a bicycle from a station in an image from a promotional video produced by Social Bicycles (via YouTube)

New Orleans’ new bicycle share program has room for 70 bike “stations” throughout the city, and officials are hosting a public workshop to gain public input tonight.

Mid-City and Bayou St. John split a workshop, which will be 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.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is surveying residents about the proposed locations before the workshop. To take the survey, click here.

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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