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Hoboken, Jersey City to Launch Combined Bike Share

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Challa recently announced that they are combining their cities’ bike shares with a new program that will begin later this year. The move was designed to make it easier for bike share users to commute between the two cities.

“Both Hoboken and Jersey City are leaders in advancing alternative transportation options, and we are thrilled to partner together to utilize the same regional bike share program for our cities,” the mayors said in a joint statement.

While both cities launched bike shares in 2015, Hoboken chose Jersey Bike, while Jersey City chose Citi Bike. Having two different companies means users can’t share docking stations, making the commute via bike share logistically difficult. With the new, coordinated system, the mayors will choose a common bike share company based on a soon-to-be-issued request for proposal.

“Now, more than ever, a greater number of people are relying on shared transportation for essential services, employment, and more, and a regional approach will substantially improve the quality of life for all of our residents,” the mayors said.

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