Hudson County, NJ: Hudson Bike Share and Port Imperial announced today they will collaborate to provide bike sharing service, further improving the intra modal transportation options available to Port Imperial residents and the public.
Port Imperial welcomes the installation of eight bike stations, stretching along their Hudson River waterfront of Weehawken, West New York, and Guttenberg. The bike stations are expected to be completed by year end, and will connect with 57 other stations throughout Hoboken, Bayonne, North Bergen, Weehawken, West New York, and Guttenberg. The partnership will provide bicycles to use for transportation, recreation, and exercise to residents within the Port Imperial community as well as the public.
In addition to Hudson Bike Share, Port Imperial provides a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit Station, New Jersey Transit Bus service, New York Waterway ferry terminal and internal PIPOA shuttle bus transportation.
The managing partner of Hudson Bike Share, P3 Global Management – a subsidiary of European Parking & Smart Mobility leader EYSA – is excited to see the partnership take off.
“Providing alternative means of transportation with PIPOA, so that we can further support folks going to work or just taking a ride along the Gold Coast of N.J., is a true public private partnership,” said James F. Murphy, vice president of business development, and community relations for P3 Global Management.
With a focus on innovation, P3GM funds and project manages leading edge technology implementations such as bike sharing programs, LED lighting and sensory applications, WI-FI networks, smart parking optimization, interactive way finding kiosks, electric charging stations, and other sustainability solutions improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for cities in the United States and abroad. Hudson Bike Share, a P3GM project, currently has over 20,000 members and provides for over 300,000 rides in its first two years of serving Hudson County.
“For years the Port Imperial community in Weehawken, West New York, and Guttenberg, along the Hudson River directly across from midtown, have attracted residents and retailers to the intra modal transportation hubs of the Manhattan Ferry Service, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and NYC Bus Services. Port Imperial is now pleased to introduce the addition of the Hudson Bike Share program with more than eight bike stations located in Port Imperial to service our residents and interconnect with the upland and regional waterfront areas and their bike sharing programs, creating a continuous waterfront bike interconnectivity,” said Andrew Marshall, president and chief operating officer of Roseland Residential Trust – a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation – and president of the PIPOA board of directors. “Roseland is committed to developing in transit friendly locales that encourage residents to live an active and environmentally conscious lifestyle, and the addition of the Hudson Bike Share program in an integral role in rounding out the holistic environment we are creating at Port Imperial.”
Hudson Bike Share remains committed to the continued expansion of the program, and plans to further the expansion beyond Hoboken, Bayonne, North Bergen, Weehawken, West New York, and Guttenberg.
Riders can use a smart phone or key card to unlock bicycles at any of the stations in the system. Once rented, the user will be given a code to unlock the bike, and begin their 30 or 45-minute ride. A highlight of the Hudson Bike Share system is the ability to park the bikes temporarily, as well as the ability for users to end their trip at a station that is already full. This feature, which is lacking in prior-generation bike sharing models, allows users to make stops mid-trip and eliminates the frustration of arriving at an already full station.
Hudson Bike Share is currently sponsored by Suez Water, Carepoint Health, Investors Bank, and Keller Williams Realty.
To sign up for Hudson Bike Share visit HudsonBikeShare.com or download the NextBike app on your phone.