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Would Bike Sharing Work In St. Louis?

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A bike sharing station in downtown San Antonio, Tx. (Photo by Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

A bike sharing station in downtown San Antonio, Tx. (Photo by Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - Bike sharing – it’s not just for Portland anymore. Bike sharing stations are on street corners from San Antonio to New York City.

Could St. Louis be next?

Great Rivers Greenway is doing a feasibility study this year on how a bike sharing program would work in the St. Louis area.

“They are meant to add convenience to daily commutes,” Assistant Project Manager Elizabeth Simons tells KMOX News. “You could take it out in the morning to get to work, you could take it out to ride to lunch, you could take it out just to travel to a meeting. It’s really just one more option.”

Simons says the study will help determine where bike sharing stations should be located, what the fee structure would be, who would operate the system, and other details.

The study runs through the end of the year. It could be 3 to 6 years before a program debuts in St. Louis.

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