The first of four bike share program open house events was held downtown, organized by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Providence Department of Planning and Development, and JUMP Bikes, will provide 400 publicly available electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes), conveniently located at more than 40 bike share hubs around the city. (See below for the dates and locations of the next three open houses.)
Dozens of people attended the first event, including a class from the Met High School. Attendees were invited to ask questions and to place stickers on a map to highlight areas they feel might benefit from a Jump Bike station. The bike share program is planned as an affordable and convenient transportation option for short, one-way trips throughout the City.
JUMP Bikes are pedal assist, meaning they have solar-powered electric motors that help propel them.
Four bike share outreach events are planned as follows in Providence:
- 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
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