Press release from the City of Providence:
Providence to Launch JUMP Bikes, New England’s First Electric Bike Share System
400 electric-assist bikes to be available in capital city in summer 2018
Providence, RI- Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City of Providence will launch JUMP Bikes, New England’s first electric bike share system in summer 2018. A contract for a bike share system with 400 JUMP electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) was signed on December 15, 2017.
“A bike share program positions Providence to be a more sustainable, healthier, and fun city for years to come,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Similar programs across the nation have had transformative effects on communities. We are thrilled to be among the first cities in the region to offer these bikes that will allow residents and visitors to explore the capital city in a unique and exciting way.”
JUMP Bikes are owned and operated by Social Bicycles, a Brooklyn, NY based company and one of the most trusted bike share companies with over 12,000 dockless bicycles in over 40 markets including Washington, DC, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Portland, Oregon. The launch is the result of a public-private partnership between Social Bicycles, the City of Providence, and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA).