Hudson Bike Share and Lyft will collaborate to provide an environmentally- friendly transportation option throughout Hudson County, enabling riders to travel more seamlessly to downtown areas and other forms of transit.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œThis is an exciting moment for mobility as the ways we all get around diversify by the day, from bike share to rideshare, scooters and buses,â€ said Lyft General Manager Ann Ferracane.
â€œBy supporting Hudson Bikeshare, weâ€™re able to make it easier to combine modes of transportation. From taking a Lyft to Weehawken and exploring downtown by bike, or taking bike between towns and a Lyft complete the journey, this partnership makes easier to imagine living car-free in many areas of New Jersey. We believe that together, we can make commuting and exploring a fun and seamless experience.â€
Hudson Bike Share launched in Hoboken in October 2015 and just last year expanded to Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Bayonne and Port Imperial for a total of 560 bikes.
The system currently has 22,436 registered members and has clocked over 390,000 rides since inception.
â€œThis partnership speaks to the energy and momentum Lyft currently has in the mobility industry,â€ added p3GM CEO Carlos Pujol, which operates Hudson Bike Share.
â€œBy supporting bike share Lyft is helping to enhance our cities and neighborhoods. Bike share, in alignment with rideshare, eliminates the need for a personal car, which helps limit congestion and pollution.â€
Bike share bikes throughout Hudson County will be branded with the Lyft logo to remind riders to choose alternative forms of transportation for healthy, environmentally-friendly commuting and travel.
Additionally, existing Hudson Bike Share riders who try Lyft for the first time can use code NJBIKE18 for $15 in free ride credit.
To become a member of Hudson Bike Share, new riders can register online or download the NextBike app on their mobile device.
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.
Hudson Bike Share is managed by P3 Global Management â€“ a subsidiary of European Parking and Smart Mobility leader EYSA. Visit hudsonbikeshare.com for more information.