People riding their bikes through downtown should not have to spend too much time trying to find a place to park their pedals by the end of the week.

Downtown Baton Rouge is about to receive more than 70 bike racks, with a contractor installing most of them this week.

The racks will be sprinkled throughout downtown, with groupings of them on street corners, sidewalks and even on the Mississippi Riverfront once the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves them.

The bike rack additions come as part of a partnership between the Capital Region Planning Commission and the Downtown Development District. The money for the bike racks came through the partnership and from a grant.

The following downtown locations are receiving bike racks:

Coming this week:

-150 Third Street (three racks)

-200 Third Street (three racks)

-236 Third Street (three racks)

-260 Third Street (three racks)

-320 Third Street (three racks)

-358 Third Street (three racks)

-440 Third Street (three racks)

-531 Third Street (three racks)

-333 Laurel Street (nine racks)

-427 Laurel Street (six racks)

-301 Main Street (six racks)

-222 St. Louis Street (six racks)

Coming later:

-Riverfront Plaza & River Road at the Levee (nine racks)

-Florida & River Road at the Levee (three racks)

-South Blvd. & River Road at the Levee (nine racks)

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