Those lime green self-serve bicycles seen throughout Minneapolis could soon be coming to St. Paul.
The organizers of Nice Ride Minnesota tell the St. Paul Pioneer Press that they are hoping to security funding to expand the program to downtown St. Paul next spring.
Nice Ride launced its bike-sharing program June 10 in Minneapolis. It now has about 600 bikes in 65 outdoor, automated, self-serve stations.
Nice Ride Executive Director Bill Dossett says he would like to add 130 stations in St. Paul. He figures it would cost more than $5 million.
Dossett says he's close to lining up the money and he's a couple of weeks away from a "big annnouncement."
The expansion proposal has the support of St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press
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