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Group wants to launch a bike share in New Haven

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Bike Friendly New Haven is looking to help more people peddle their way across the Elm City. (WFSB) Bike Friendly New Haven is looking to help more people peddle their way across the Elm City. (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Bike Friendly New Haven is looking to help more people peddle their way across the Elm City.

New Haven wants to start a bike share, similar to the popular Citi Bike Program in New York City, and more than 40 other communities across the country.

People rent the bike at a public kiosk and pay with a credit card, or through a smartphone.

When the user is done, that person would drop it off so others can rent it.

Possible locations could include having the bikes in front of the train stations, downtown hotels, offices and apartments.

"Our bike share system will be geared towards residents but also to visitors, people coming in and just trying to get around in the middle of the day,” said Doug Hausladen of the Department of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking.

New Haven is looking for business to submit their proposals. The city hopes to have its bike share up and running by the spring.

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