For Immediate Release
Friday, July 6, 2018
Contact: Mary Lynch
NEW JERSEY – Launched in Hoboken in October of 2015 with 250 bicycles, the program has since expanded to include multiple Hudson County municipalities including Bayonne, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, as well as Port Imperial and a trial period with the NJ State Park Service at Liberty State Park.
Students and staff of Stevens Institute of Technology can sign up for $35 off an annual membership which would bring the cost to $60 a year. Students and staff will choose the tab that says, “partner discounted membership” on the registration page, and select “Stevens Institute of Technology.” Once “Stevens Institute of Technology” is selected, students and staff will need to enter their university email. There will be an activation email that students and staff will need to verify their account. Once the account is verified, students and staff will need to enter payment information and when that is complete the account will be ready to activate. With the annual membership, students and staff will have unlimited 45-minute rides throughout any of the JerseyBike systems.
JerseyBike partners with nextbike, a bike share company that operates in over 125 cities in 25 countries around the globe.
Users can register 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. The expansion of the program will allow access to a greater number of New Jersey residents while providing a strong and reliable service for users of all types.
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.
Suez Water, CarePoint Health, Investors Bank, Keller Williams Realty and Lyft support JerseyBike.