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Houston To Get Bike Sharing And Nissan Leafs*

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December 21, 2011 -- The City Council today approved a couple of green initiatives.

One cleared the city to start a bike-sharing program that will be run by B-Cycle, the sole bidder on the project. It will likely look similar to the sharing system on the company’s website.

The bike-sharing system will cost about $104,000.

The council also voted to lease a fleet of 23 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles.

The three-year leases will be paid for with about $100,000 in federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and $252,000 from the city.

The fleet will be fueled by Houston’s “largest amount of rechargeable stations in the nation,” according to the mayor’s office..

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