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WPRI: Bike-share service coming to Providence

Image from Social Bicycles’ blog

City Councilman Bryan Principe, who represents Ward 13, will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s council meeting that would authorize the Elorza administration to enter into a five-year $400,000 contract with Social Bicycles, a well-known company that will oversee the “implementation, management, and operation” of the bike-share service.


The bikes will be located at 40 stations near the Downtown Transit Connector, which will run from Capital Center through downtown to the Rhode Island Hospital area. Other stations will be placed in Fox Point, College Hill and portions of the West End and Federal Hill, according to the RFP.

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  • Wondering if bicycle share will have a presence near ferry —- also link broken
    in email
    “by Greater City Providence” — thank you

  • Would love to see some stations on the South Side – especially near Roger Williams Park and its lovely new bike lanes.

  • This is great. I’m a little bike curious but not going to lie still a tad scared of the idea of biking on some of these streets. This would be a good way to test the waters without committing to buying a bike of my own. That and not having to worry so much about my bike being stolen.

  • for an update on this and other bike activities in RI please consider attending the RI Bike Coalition’s annual meeting, 4pm Sunday Oct 15 at Cleverhood, 425 W Fountain St, Providence (bout 3 blocks west of the Providence Police Station) – also an opportunity to network with RI bike advocates

  • Great addition to the city. They should also be added at PC, RIC, Olneyville Square, University Heights. This couldn’t happen soon enough, hopefully its going live for next spring.

  • I think this is the only way bike lane infrastructure in Providence moves forward, so I’m fully supportive of this effort. Hopefully the stations are placed intelligently focusing on transport between destinations.

    Throughout Providence right now are just a few unconnected bike lanes – the city needs to make an effort to provide safe, marked, connecting routes between destinations and increase driver awareness that these are shared roads.

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