Bike Sharing Program Could Soon Come to Hoboken
The city is exploring options for a city wide bike sharing program.
The city is close to piloting a city wide bike sharing plan in Hoboken, said Director of Parking and Transportation Ian Sacs.
The pilot will likely be introduced in a few weeks, he said. Racks will then be placed in four to six locations around town, that hold approximately 20 to 30 bikes.
"Theoretically Hoboken can handle 200 to 300 bikes," Sacs said. The pilot will be about ten percent of that number.
The bike program in Hoboken will likely be different from the proposed one in New York City, which has fallen behind schedule.
"We had been waiting on them," said Sacs, but he added that Hoboken is ready to move forward on its own.
"We have a pretty good idea of what we want to do," Sacs said. A private company has been selected to work with on the pilot, which will be of no cost to the city, Sacs said. Further funding details of the project are still unclear.