Providence to house first pedal-assist electric bike share program in North America

By: News Staff


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The City of Providence has announced that JUMP, a pedal-assist electric bike sharing program, us coming soon to the Providence area.

As part of the program, 400 JUMP bikes will be available for use in Providence.

Alongside two major sponsors yet to be announced, the City of Providence is holding a press conference this Thursday at Kennedy Plaza to share the roll out date of the program.

In the announcement posted to the City of Providence website, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said the following about the program:

“A bike share program positions Providence to be a more sustainable, healthier, and fun city for years to come. Similar programs across the nation have had transformative effects on communities. We are thrilled to be among the first cities in the region to offer these bikes that will allow residents and visitors to explore the capital city in a unique and exciting way.”

Mayor Elorza, City Council representatives, and RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian are among the individuals scheduled to attend the event.

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