Providence is joining 120 cities in the United States and more than 1000 places around the world that offer bike share systems! Within the next few weeks, JUMP Bike docking stations for 400 electric bikes will be installed in designated locations within a 1.5 mile radius of downtown. The system is a hybrid approach between stationed and stationless bike share, allowing users to pick up and park bikes at public bike racks too. It’s intended to offer people more convenience and greater accessibility when exploring the capital city.
To rent a JUMP bike, simply download an app and pick it up. You can pay $2 for every 30 minutes of riding, or pay a monthly membership fee of $20 for 60 minutes of ride time each day.
The federal funding for RIPTA’s Downtown Transit Connector (DTC) project includes $400,000 for the bike share initiative. The program is also supported by the City of Providence, Lifespan, and Tufts Health Plan. For updates on the system, visit jumpbikes.com.