White Plains Business Improvement District

Bike sharing comes to White Plains

The Journal News, Richard Liebson, June 4, 2018

 

It's fun, it's cheap, it's convenient and it's good for you and the environment.

"Dockless bike sharing has come to White Plains," Mayor Tom Roach said Monday at a news conference to welcome two bike sharing companies that are putting out 300 two-wheelers on city streets. The cost is $1 a ride.

The companies — LimeBike and ofo — are two of the largest dockless bike sharing businesses in the country and "have been successful in other communities throughout the country," Roach said at the Renaissance Plaza event.

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White Plains has had painted bike lanes at various thoroughfares for a few years, and is spending a $1.5 million state grant on bike and pedestrian improvements within the new transit district surrounding the Metro-North Railroad station.

Both companies in White Plains are charging $1 per ride, with free rides being offered to introduce customers to the program, which started Monday. Both have free telephone apps that users will need to find out where the nearest bikes are, and to pay for their rides. The companies can keep track of the bikes and round them up when necessary to redistribute them to busy use areas.

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