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JerseyBike to exit Hudson County; Citibike expands into Hoboken

JerseyBike to exit Hudson County; Citibike expands into Hoboken

After a five-year run, the largest bicycle share program in New Jersey is being terminated in Hudson County. P3 Global Management’s Mike Finelli, the Director of Operations, announced that the volume of resources needed for successful operation make it “impossible” to continue the program. JerseyBike pass usage is valid until October 9, 2020, after which it will no longer be…read more →

Realizing Equity in Bike and E-scooter Share Programs

Realizing Equity in Bike and E-scooter Share Programs

In recent years, bike share programs have become an increasingly popular solution to the sustainability and mobility-justice issues that cities are facing. At the same time, e-scooters have come into the arena as another popular means of micromobility. As a portable and green alternative, the environmental and economic prospects of bike and e-scooter share programs are discussed extensively. They offer…read more →

Bike Share Continues to Expand in New Jersey

Bike Share Continues to Expand in New Jersey

Last week, access to shared bicycles expanded yet again in New Jersey with the launch of the LimeBike dockless bike share system in Plainfield. Designed to help residents get around town, including to or from the train station, the bikes are available for $1 an hour. The dockless technology means bicycles can be left on any suitable sidewalk or bike…read more →

Camden Bike Share Launches May 1st!

Camden Bike Share Launches May 1st!

Camden will be the latest city in New Jersey to receive a bike-share system, following in the steps of Hoboken, Jersey City, Princeton, and Asbury Park (among others). Unlike those cities, Camden will be using a “dockless” model, provided by the Chinese company ofo. This model allows users to finish their trip anywhere, not just where the city has installed…read more →

Notice of Public Open House: Rutgers Regional Bicycle Share Program

Notice of Public Open House: Rutgers Regional Bicycle Share Program

Bike share is coming to Rutgers New Brunswick and the surrounding communities! Rutgers University, together with North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and other regional partners, is implementing a regional bike share program, “Knight Cycle,” through the Regional Transportation Alternatives Program (RTAP). The projects planners aim to install a system with around 350 bicycles, similar…read more →

Jersey City’s New Citi Bike Stations: How to Benefit All Neighborhoods Equally

Jersey City’s New Citi Bike Stations: How to Benefit All Neighborhoods Equally

On July 20, 2016 the Jersey Journal reported the rollout of 15 new Citi Bike stations and 150 new bicycles. The Journal states that of these, nine stations will be concentrated in the Eastern, Downtown neighborhood, with the nearby Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood (in the central West) receiving three stations, and the southernmost Greenville and northernmost Heights neighborhoods acquiring a meager two…read more →

Bike Share – Not Just for the Big City

Bike Share – Not Just for the Big City

It seems like every year is a banner year for bike share systems in America’s largest cities. New York’s Citi Bike saw an impressive 24% increase in annual trips last year, breaking the 10 million trip mark. Capital Bikeshare, which serves the Washington DC area, continues to expand its service area and membership. However, these relative colossi are not the…read more →

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

News Spotlight | March 19th – April 1st: Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride? +“Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” Mineta Transportation Institute, March 2016 The Mineta Transportation Institute released a fascinating new study in March, “Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” that shows that using bike share is safer than riding a personal bike. Most striking, there have been zero fatalities in…read more →

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

By: Ganlin Huang, MCRP candidate This month Jersey City announced its much-anticipated launch of its bicycle share program, Citi Bike Jersey City. Slated to open in September, Citi Bike Jersey City will be interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike share: only one membership is required to use both systems. Both programs will have the same fee structure, with riders…read more →

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