The City of Baton Rouge, following a September 2015 report from the EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC)–or the Smart Growth Office–commissioned a business and implementation plan for a phased bikesharing system.
The plan covers these main categories:
• Part I introduces bike share, summarizes the findings of the EPA study, and shares input provided by stakeholders regarding the opportunities and challenges for a bike share program in Baton Rouge.
• Part II summarizes the proposed phasing plan and the methodology used to develop it.
• Part III recommends a governance structure for the program, estimates potential capital and operating costs, and identifies possible funding opportunities.
• Part IV discusses implementation considerations for bike share in Baton Rouge including strategies to address minority and low-income access to the program.
• Part V consists of technical appendices with more information about available technologies and station siting guidelines.
Phase I, which is scheduled to launch in 2018, is 80% funded by Federal Transportation Alternatives Program, and will include 510 bikes and 51 stations. The service areas are sited for downtown and university areas.
Updated May 2018