PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula will become the second Coast city to rent bikes to its residents. The Flagship City launches its new bike-sharing program Friday afternoon with a ribbon cutting in downtown Pascagoula.
A Pascagoula news release says three bike-sharing stations will be located across the city, one at the Jolly McCarty Historic Train Depot, Beach Park and IG Levy Park. The new program is a partnership between the city and the national bike-sharing firm, Zagster.
There will be a total of 10 bikes between the three stations. Participants will pay $3 per hour for up to 8 hours. Residents are also encouraged to register for an annual membership for $25.
City leaders hope that this service will highlight the city's Historic Bike Trail and Second Saturday Bike Ride.
"We encourage residents and visitors to explore the many historic points of interest in our city," said Community Development and Business Retention Director. "Bike share will be a great addition to our city."
The Friday ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m. When it's over, participants can take a short ride in downtown Pascagoula. The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a partner in this initiative.
Biloxi started its bike-sharing program earlier this year.