Lupinacci and Smyth launch Huntington BikeShare program linking Waterfront, Huntington Village and train station
“We are delighted to see Bethpage Ride expanding to another of Suffolk’s major city centers,” said Bellone, Suffolk County Director.
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, Deputy Supervisory City Councilor Ed Smyth, PedalShare and Bethpage Federal Credit Union have launched a new bike share program that now connects the Huntington waterfront to downtown Huntington Village and to Huntington Station at Mill Dam Park.
“We are delighted to see Bethpage Ride expanding to another of Suffolk’s major city centers,” said Bellone, Suffolk County Director. “With each new bike added to our regional bike sharing system, we are continuing our vision of making Suffolk a bike-friendly community. ”
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said: “The unique thing about the Huntington BikeShare program is that it connects the Huntington waterfront with downtown Huntington Village and Huntington Station, which will help boost our local economy and to keep Huntington connected and green! ”
Assistant Supervisor Councilor Ed Smyth said: “It’s a great way to get around town during the busy summer months while shopping or having lunch. If you are a motorist, watch out for cyclists and SHARE THE ROAD! ”
Supervisor Lupinacci and Assistant Supervisor Smyth were joined by PedalShare Founders Chris Dimon and Patrick O’Donoghue and Robert Suarez, Assistant Vice President of Community Development for Bethpage Federal Credit Union, as well as Sasha Abraham, Senior Planner for the City Planning Department, which helped coordinate the deployment of the bike racks and Chief Sustainability Officer, Terese Kinsley.
Chris Dimon, Co-Founder of PedalShare, said: “PedalShare is delighted to expand the Bethpage Ride program to the town of Huntington. With the help of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, we aim to provide low-cost, eco-friendly and fun mode of transportation to residents. Bethpage Ride adds hundreds of new riders each month to our county-wide program and hopes every rider stays safe while they ride.
“Bethpage is thrilled to be the sponsor of Bethpage Ride,” said Robert Suarez, AVP Community Engagement at Bethpage FCU. We have served the community of Huntington in The Village and Melville for many years and are delighted that city leaders are bringing Bethpage Ride to its residents, ”said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Bethpage Federal Credit Union .
In late spring 2021, the City of Huntington launched its bike sharing program with vendor PedalShare to promote sustainable, eco-friendly transportation and exercise at a test launch in downtown Huntington in the part of the Suffolk County bike-sharing program sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union under the name Drive. ”
BIKESHARE BIKESHARE LOCATIONS
Just before Memorial Day weekend 2021, bikes and racks were set up at four (4) of the five (5) locations in downtown Huntington to kick off the program:
- Halesite: Mill Dam Park
- Huntington: Heckscher Park
- Huntington Village: Gerard Street parking lot
- Huntington Village: New Street Parking Lot
- COMING SOON! Huntington Station: Paul H. Johnson, Sr. Gateway Plaza
HOW IT WORKS
- Download the Bloom bike and scooter sharing app (Play at the store/App Store) and register.
- Scan the QR code between the handlebars to unlock the bike.
- Leave the app open during your ride and make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
- Park in any open space at a PedalShare / Bethpage Ride location around downtown Huntington.
- Lock your rear tire to complete your ride.