BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State University students will have a new way of getting around campus this fall. Gotcha plans to introduce its fleet of pedal assist bicycles to Baton Rouge July 11 with about 50 locations around the city. Those interested in attending the public launch event can click here for more information.
The LSU campus will be home to a dozen of these locations. Students will have exclusive access to discounted subscriptions to use the bikes around campus.
The LSU hub locations are as follows:
- Kirby Smith Hall
- Veterans Drive at LSU Faculty Club
- Skip Bertman Drive & Veterinary Medicine
- Nicholson Gateway
- Locket Hall
- Tower Drive at LSU Student Union
- Lod Cook Alumni Center
- Broussard Hall
- East Laville Hall
- S Campus Drive at UREC
- Business Education Complex & Patrick F. Taylor Hall
- West Parker Boulevard Lot
Students were also asked if they thought the pricing of the program was fair.
The results were overwhelmingly positive with 75% of the polled students saying the price was fair and affordable.
One student who is a Sociology junior says "Two dollars plus ten cents every hour is a great price for transportation, and the yearly or monthly prices are just as convenient."
However, one Mass Communication senior says they are more skeptical about the pricing. "Asking students to pay $6o for a yearly subscription seems ambitious. We are students, and that might be too much."