Community bike sharing program coming to La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A new transportation option is coming to La Crosse.

This spring the city is rolling out community bike-sharing stations.

They will be installed in multiple city parks.

For a small fee, people can rent one for the day, and return them to any of the stations.

The program is under a two-year trial period.

It’s being paid for by donations and sponsorships and will be maintained with rental fees.

“The big benefit is it allows people who either A: don’t have a bike or B: don’t have a bike in the vicinity,” said Jay Odegaard, Director of Parks, Recreation, & Forestry.

Board members say this will be a great opportunity for the community.