An agreement between the city of Indianapolis and the electric carsharing company BlueIndy allows the city to relocate up to seven charging stations if businesses can show they have suffered financially because of the station locations, according to a report by the IndyStar.
The agreement is intended to correct what some city council members said was a hurried process by the city and IndyStar to choose station locations, says the report.
“This gives the council and the public a say in where we put these stations, something that should have happened to begin with,” Zach Adamson, chairman of the Public Works Committee, told the IndyStar.
Many of BlueIndy’s stations are in parking spots in front of businesses, according to the report. BlueIndy will pay for the first five relocations and the city of Indianapolis would play for the next two. Each station costs $50,000 to $100,000 to install.
BlueIndy and the Public Works Committee will review the requests for moving stations, according to the report.
Launched in September 2015, BlueIndy currently has about 84 stations throughout the city — most stations take up five parking spaces, according to the report. BlueIndy plans to put up 200 stations.
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