BATON ROUGE, La. — Gotcha is excited to announce the official launch date of the Baton Rouge bike share system, May 8. The system will introduce 500 GPS-enabled e-bikes across 50 mobility hubs throughout the city, including the downtown area, Louisiana State University and Southern University.
“We’re excited to provide a convenient and efficient form of micro-transit for the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, and Southern University,” said Sean Flood, CEO and founder of Gotcha. “We hope to replace the use of single-occupant cars with e-bikes as a new mode of transportation that’s healthy and environmentally friendly.”
Riders will be able to use the Gotcha app to locate bikes at mobility hubs within the city. They will be able to use a variety of payment options to ride on a daily, monthly or annual basis. The bike share program will expand to 800 e-bikes and 80 hubs mobility hubs over the next two years.
“Supporting bike share is a perfect fit for our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians because these programs give communities a healthy, green, affordable way to get around,” said Michael Tipton, head of Community Relations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Blue Cross Foundation president. “Bike share programs have become popular around the country in recent years, and with Gotcha in Baton Rouge, along with Blue Bikes in New Orleans, we’re proud to help Louisiana join the movement – literally!”
Sponsors and Partners of the Baton Rouge bike share program include:
Gotcha is the only mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) company offering four sustainable micro-transit products—e-bikes, e-scooters, e-trikes, and 100%-electric ride share vehicles—through one proprietary, app-based platform. Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive lives through alternative forms of transportation specifically designed for each market served. Gotcha currently operates over 50 shared e-mobility systems in cities and universities across the US.