Hoboken launches bike share program with inaugural first ride

HOBOKEN – Mayor Dawn Zimmer took an inaugural first ride as part of Hoboken’s Hudson Bike Share program Friday, Oct. 9 underneath the 14th Street Viaduct.
Seventeen stations and 120 bikes are active throughout the city with all 29 stations and 250 bikes coming online in the coming days and weeks. The program, which has been two and a half years in the making, will be operated by bike rental company Bike and Roll in partnership with NextBike, E3 Think and P3 Global Management.
Initially intended as collaboration between Hoboken, Weehawken, and Jersey City as a 50-station system, Hudson Bike Share will for now only place stations in the mile-square city. Riders should note that they can still leave their bikes at normal bike racks in certain no-fee zones in Weehawken and Jersey City without having to pay an additional fee.
Hudson Bike Share charges $95 per year and daily/weekly memberships are $9.95 and $25 respectively. As of Sunday, Oct. 11, residents can take advantage of an early bird discount of $75 annual membership rate.
Check out your print edition of the Hoboken Reporter or hudsonreporter.com starting Sunday for a longer story about the launch.

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