This Morning: Would you use bike sharing in mid-Michigan? Officials want your input

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First it was electric scooters and now it’s bicycles.

Mid-Michigan leaders want to improve the way we get around in the city.. but first they want to hear from the public.

They’re asking you to log on to CATA’s website and take a survey. Answering questions like “would you use bike sharing,” “why,” and “how much would you pay.”

You can even suggest locations you’d like to see bikes available in Lansing, East Lansing, and Meridian Township.

The idea is that these bikes would be available for people to rent for a price, then you can park them in designated areas for others to use.

Lansing has tried bike sharing in the past. It didn’t work out because of technology issues but now officials say they’re hoping to find a system that works for everyone.

“We want to do this right we’ve got multiple partners. Lansing, East Lansing, Meridian Township the Tri County Regional Planning is involved and of course Michigan State but also the biking community. So we also now have the users involved. We think it’s going to be a tremendous success,” says CATA CEO, Bradley T. Funkhouser. 

Officials say the idea for bike sharing in mid-Michigan has been in the works for a while now.. long before electric scooters arrived.

If you’d like to share your opinion, you have until Dec. 7th to do it.

The study will be completed by next Spring.

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