Town to partner with PedalShare for pilot bike share program in Port Washington

The Island Now

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Mariann Dalimonte, and the Town Board unanimously approved a resolution for an agreement with PedalShare, Inc. to create a pilot bike-share program in the Port Washington area.

“We are proud to be joining together with PedalShare to embark on this journey of promoting eco-friendly transportation in Port Washington,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This will help reduce traffic and invite visitors and residents alike to explore Port Washington and enjoy the outdoors in new and exciting ways.”

“The Town is so excited to be welcoming PedalShare to Port Washington,” said Council Member Dalimonte. “We can’t wait for our residents to utilize the program and discover all that our beautiful Town has to offer as well as the area’s wonderful parks.”

PedalShare is Long Island’s bike share program with over 200 bikes and 50 stations across Long Island. As part of the program, stations would be located across Port Washington allowing residents and visitors alike to explore the community by using alternative transportation methods. PedalShare will maintain the bikes and the program will be offered at no cost to the Town.

Bikes will be placed out in the spring and removed during the fall. Locations for the PedalShare stations are to be determined. Rides and bikes can be accessed using PedalShare’s free Bloom App which is available for smartphones. Rentals will cost $4 per hour or $35 per day.

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