Bike-share coming to Encinitas soon

Bike-share coming to Encinitas soon

People residing in or visiting Encinitas soon will be able to borrow a pedal- and electric-powered bicycle at dozens of locations around town and drop it off at a rack near their destination.

The City Council voted 5-0 Wednesday, April 17, to approve a licensing agreement with Gotcha Ride LLC to operate a bike-share pilot program in Encinitas.

Gotcha also will operate systems in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Camp Pendleton as part of the North County Coastal Bike Share Pilot Program. Encinitas initiated the program and is the lead agency.

“I am totally supportive and excited about this,” Councilwoman Jody Hubbard said of hiring Gotcha, which is...