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Citywide Bike Sharing Could Be Coming to New Orleans

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A committee will meet next week to discuss the seven proposals

The city is considering seven proposals for citywide bike sharing services that would function as an extension of New Orleans’ public transportation system.

All seven companies, only one of which is based in New Orleans, all promise mobile phone applications for payment and service and would collect data on customers and trips. Some are proposing bikes with electric motors.

Mayor Landrieu emphasized that the winning program must be accessible to low-income residents but, as the NOLA.com report points out, "the bidders also see bike-sharing as a way to capitalize on New Orleans' tourist economy."

Head on over there to see the full run-down of the seven proposals. A selection committee will meet Wednesday to discuss them.

7 bike share offers for New Orleans: A quick look [NOLA.com]