Port Imperial Supports JerseyBike
Port Imperial Property Owners Association Signs on as Sponsor of JerseyBike
Thursday, November 19, 2019
Contact: Mary Lynch
“For many years, the Port Imperial community has welcomed residents, retailers and visitors via NY Waterway ferry, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail services, NJ Transit buses, car, and bikes,” said Marshall B. Tycher, chairman of Roseland Residential Trust – a subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation – and president of the PIPOA board of directors. “JerseyBike has been a proven partner in providing our community with a more convenient – and healthier – transportation option. The activity on the waterfront walkway continues to increase and we are thrilled to partner with JerseyBike to bring additional bikes to the area.”
JerseyBike, formerly Hudson Bike Share, launched in Hoboken in October 2015 and has since expanded to Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Bayonne and Port Imperial, rebranding in 2018 at JerseyBike, with a total of 560 bikes. The system currently has over 55,200 registered members and has clocked over 686,500 rides since inception. The program is supported by three revenue streams, sponsorship, advertising and user revenue.
In November of 2017, Port Imperial welcomed the installation of eight bike stations, stretching along their Hudson River waterfront of Weehawken, West New York, and Guttenberg. The bike stations will connect with 57 other stations throughout Hoboken, Bayonne, North Bergen, Weehawken, West New York, and Guttenberg. The partnership provides bicycles to use for transportation, recreation, and exercise to residents within the Port Imperial community as well as the public.
In addition to JerseyBike, Port Imperial provides a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit Station, New Jersey Transit Bus service, New York Waterway ferry terminal and internal PIPOA shuttle bus transportation.
Users can register for JerseyBike online or download the nextbike app. The cost of the program is $95 per year or $12.95 a month and includes unlimited 45-minute trips. Riders can also choose a pay-as-you-go option for $2 per 30-minute ride.
Riders can use a smart phone or key card to unlock bicycles at any of the stations in the system. Once rented, the user will be given a code to unlock the bike and begin their 30 or 45-minute ride. The highlight of the system is the ability to park the bikes temporarily, as well as the ability for users to end their trip at a station that is already full. This feature, which is lacking in prior-generation bike sharing models, allows users to make stops mid-trip and eliminates the frustration of arriving at an already full station.
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.