After years of planning, Cedar Rapids will roll out a new electric bike sharing program in May. It's expected to draw many new bicyclists to the city's streets, but that has also drawn concerns from some about safety and road-sharing.

"We do expect there to be new riders just trying out the system,” says multimodal transportation planner Brandon Whyte. “Maybe a little less experienced and knowledgeable."

The VeoRide bikes and scooters will soon have riders zipping around Cedar Rapids at the touch of a button. Riders 18 and older, or 13 with parental permission, can rent the bikes through VeoRide’s app.

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