JerseyBike COVID-19 April Update
JerseyBike’s Efforts and Tips on Staying Safe & Healthy
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 16, 2020
Contact: Lourdes Martinez
NEW JERSEY – Riders, we wanted to reach out with an update on JerseyBike’s continued efforts to keep our community healthy and safe. Since our last communication, we have maintained and expanded the measures we are taking to reduce the risks associated with a shared transportation option. We also wanted to reinforce the steps you can take to keep yourselves safe.
We have increased the strength and frequency of cleaning and sanitization of our warehouse and all of the bikes in our fleet. All field inspection employees and warehouse bike maintenance staff have been tasked with cleaning the fleet of shared bicycles at the beginning, during, and at the end of every shift.
We continue to take steps to ensure the welfare of our employees.
We are providing and requiring masks and gloves for our field inspection employees and warehouse bike maintenance staff. We continue to urge all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing and are distributing hand sanitizer. Our field inspection employees are working individually to avoid unnecessary contact with co-workers. Our vehicles are sanitized at the beginning and end of every shift. Each vehicle is equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfectant materials to be used over the course of the shift.
In collaboration with the Mayor of Hoboken and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), we have been shutting down operations from 8pm-5am (curfew) and we have temporarily removed waterfront stations to encourage social distancing along the waterfront. This included JerseyBike stations at Sam Sloan, Pier A, Pier C, and Maxwell Place.
While we are doing everything we can to keep our community healthy and safe, we recommend that our riders take additional precautionary measures to minimize their chance of exposure to COVID-19. Although we are sanitizing the bikes at the beginning, during, and at the end of every shift, we encourage riders to wipe down our bikes before and after use. We recommend that our riders wear gloves and face masks/covers and remain vigilant about washing their hands before and after using a bike. Riders should observe social distancing measures provided by the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). These precautionary measures are reinforced in a banner within the nextbike app every time a rider rents a bike.
In an effort to support critical workers and provide them with an accessible transportation option, JerseyBike is providing free monthly passes for CarePoint Health employees. The voucher codes have been issued and will be distributed by CarePoint Health. If you are an essential business and are interested in obtaining free monthly passes for your staff, please contact us directly for more information.
JerseyBike remains committed to providing our community with a clean and safe transportation option. We are closely monitoring the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and federal/local health agencies for developments and will continue to update our policies and operations accordingly.
To learn more about COVID-19 and other precautions you can take, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
Ride smart, ride safe!
P3 Global Management (P3GM) owns and operates JerseyBike. 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.