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Getting around downtown just got a lot easier with bike share program

Posted at 5:40 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 21:07:54-04

Las Vegas has launched its first bike share program in downtown Las Vegas.

There are 21 stations with bicycles scattered throughout the downtown area.

You can use your smartphone or a kiosk to rent a bike.

Cost is $4 for 30 minutes or $8 for a full 24 hours. Or you can get a monthly pass for $20.

If you want to stop and get something to eat or drink, you simply drop off the bike at a station and pick up another one when you are ready.

One cyclist sees the bike share program becoming popular.

"To be able to come down, check out a bike, and peddle around with their friends all evening long -- I think we'll definitely see people take advantage of it," Graham Kahr said.

The bike share program is run by the Regional Transportation Commission.

"We think it's going to go great. We think visitors and locals alike are going to take to the system," said Ron Floth, of RTC. "It's a really great way to get around the downtown area by bike. It makes your trips a lot quicker."

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