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St. Pete city leaders add E-bikes to bike share program, move forward with 18th Avenue South project

Posted at 11:04 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 11:03:59-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The St. Petersburg City Council voted on Thursday upgrade and expand the city's bike share program.

Leaders approved an agreement with CylceHop to upgrade the city’s current fleet of bikes, add new technology and extend the term of the program for 3 years.

The city wanted to update the bikes to keep equipment functioning and trade in used bikes for 300 new ones.

This new agreement includes adding electric bikes into the program to complement the use of E-scooters in St. Pete.

The city will buy 50 electric bikes to give people another way to get around town. These bikes can provide a quicker, easier, and less sweaty ride than using pedal bikes.

The E-bikes are three speed bikes with a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour.

Leaders also voted to accept a grant to study 18th Avenue South. It will look into how the city can provide better access and safety for all roadway users.