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While details are still sparse,a bike-share program is coming to Iowa City.

Tuesday night the Iowa City Council authorized a contract between the city and Gotcha Mobility LLC, a South Carolina-based company that in the coming 90 days will begin offering electric, pedal-assist bikes inthe downtown.

"We've been pursuing a bike-share for some years," said Darian Nagle-Gamm, the city's transportation services director.

Nagle-Gamm has been running point for the city since it requestedproposals from bike-sharing companies in April of 2018.For her, the service fits neatly in the city's master plan providing "healthy, safe, affordable and easily accessible transportation options." The city's climate action plan calls for shifting 55% of vehicle trips to sustainable options such as public transportation, bicycle or pedestrian trips by 2050 to reach the city's "net-zero" standards.


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