Press release from the Mayor’s Office:
City of Providence Seeks Community Input Ahead of JUMP Bike Share Program Launch
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Planning and Development, and JUMP Bikes invite the community to four bike share program open house events to be held March 19-21. Bike share is a fun, affordable and convenient transportation option for short, one-way trips throughout the City. At these events residents will learn more about bike share, see an e-bike, and provide feedback on bike share station locations that would best serve their transportation needs.
The new bike share program, JUMP Bikes, will provide 400 publicly available electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes), conveniently located at more than 40 bike share hubs around the city.
Four bike share outreach events are planned as follows in Providence:
- Monday, March 19, 12:00-2:00pm – Downtown Open House, 444 Westminster Street, First Floor
- Monday, March 19, 6:30-8:00pm – West Side Open House, West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA), 1560 Westminster Street
- Tuesday March 20, 6:30-8:00pm – East Side Open House, Brown RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30-8:00pm – South Side Open House, SWAP Community Room, 500 Broad Street
Residents will also have the opportunity to voice support for bike share hub locations during an online campaign in late March. The final station map will be announced in summer 2018.
Often recognized as one of the best midsized cities in the country, Providence’s vibrant culture, high density of jobs and residents, and strong college presence positions it to be a leader in bike share. Providence’s bike share program will complement the City’s efforts to promote environmentally-friendly modes of transportation and become carbon-neutral by the year 2050. JUMP Bikes will also promote healthy living, increase equitable access to jobs and destinations, and build greater connections between Providence’s diverse neighborhoods.