Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Contact: Mary Lynch (212) 574-5470 x. 104 / [email protected]
Hudson County, NJ: Hudson Bike Share, the public bike share program operating in Hudson County, will run a pilot in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
The managing partner of the program, P3 Global Management – a subsidiary of European Parking & Smart Mobility leader EYSA -, announced today that the stations and bikes are active and available for public use.
Liberty State Park will have two virtual stations—one on the north side of the park (Central Railroad of New Jersey—1 Audrey Zapp Drive) and one on the south side of the park (Flag Plaza—200 Morris Pesin Drive). Bikes will be available to rent and return during park hours, 6AM – 10PM.
Hudson Bike Share continues to grow not only on the map but in rides and membership as well. Since its inception in October 2015, Hudson Bike Share has provided over 375,000 rides in Hudson County.
The program partners with NextBike, a bike share company that operates in over 125 cities in 25 countries around the globe. NextBike manages the ground operations and provides the equipment and technology for the system.
Users can register online or download the NextBike app. The cost of the program is $95 per year or $12.95 a month and includes unlimited 45-minute trips. Riders can also choose a pay-as-you-go option for $2 per 30-minute ride. Hoboken Housing Authority residents and Section 8 voucher recipients are eligible for free memberships. The expansion of the program will allow access to more Hudson County residents while providing a strong and reliable service for users of all types.
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. The highlight of the 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 supported by Suez Water, Carepoint Health, Investors Bank, Keller Williams Realty and Lyft.
For more information please visit HudsonBikeShare.com