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Little Rock bike-sharing program delayed

April 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A planned bike-sharing program in Little Rock is likely delayed until spring 2019.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that officials announced the program last year and said it would begin early this year. But officials still haven’t signed a contract of how the program will run.

Lindsey West is the president of Bantam Strategy Group, the program’s operating company. She says officials agree the eventual program will have solar-powered bicycles with a Bluetooth connection to help riders navigate.

West says plans call for more than 200 of bikes in the downtown area and subsidized memberships for lower-income riders. Members will access the bikes using a mobile app, a personalized key code or a membership card.

West says the cost of membership is typically $75 per year, but a subsidized membership could cost $15.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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