END OF JERSEYBIKE SERVICE
JerseyBike to Leave Hudson County
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 12, 2019
As of October 9, 2020, JerseyBike will no longer maintain operations in Hudson County. The managing partner of the program, P3 Global Management, has announced the termination of the program.
JerseyBike originally launched in Hoboken in October 2015 as Hudson Bike Share with 250 bicycles.
JerseyBike expanded to include multiple Hudson County municipalities including: Bayonne, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, and North Bergen, as well as Port Imperial and a two-year pilot with at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Over the course of 5 years, JerseyBike has provided over 775,000 rides to over 74,000 registered members.
Since the release of Hoboken and Jersey City’s joint Request for Proposals, JerseyBike has had to consider the financial viability and operational challenges of continuing bike share operations in Hudson County.
P3 Global Management has made the difficult decision to terminate the program and make way for a bike share operator that is ready and able to assume this important public service.
“Since launching in Hudson County in 2015, we have seen the rise of various transportation options that are now available as alternatives to private automobile ownership,” said Director of Operations Matt Finelli. “We are proud to have provided one of those options, and the number of trips that our customers have completed since 2015 is encouraging for the future of mobility in Hudson County and beyond. With that said, we have had to examine and accept the fact that the resources that are required to own and operate a successful shared micromobility system make it impossible to continue the program at this time. We are thankful for the help of community leaders across Hudson County and to everyone that has ridden with us since 2015 and wish the best of luck to the next bike share provider in Hudson County.”
JerseyBike infrastructure will be removed in phases and the precise dates will be announced as soon as arrangements have been finalized with municipal officials throughout the service area.
Current pass holders will be able to use their pass up until October 9, 2020. All pass holders will be reimbursed for any unused percentage of their pass. Any users with further questions or concerns should contact email@example.com.
“Since launching in 2015, JerseyBike has given thousands of residents and visitors an alternative to driving in Hoboken,” said Mayor of Hoboken Ravi S. Bhalla. “On behalf of these users, I’d like to thank JerseyBike for providing this critical transportation service to our city.”
JerseyBike wants to thank Hudson County officials, past and present sponsors, and, most importantly, its riders for their continued support of the program.
JerseyBike is grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the residents and visitors of Hudson County. JerseyBike is proud to have provided this public service and to have encouraged the use of an environmentally friendly and health conscious transit option.
P3GM is a global smart city development company that provides a gateway for next-generation technology companies to implement their solutions in cooperation with cities. Through public-private partnerships, P3GM integrates best-in-class technologies and solutions across the mobility, energy, telecommunications, and out-of-home media industries. For more information visit: http://www.p3gm.com.