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Supervisor Jens-Smith Announces Bike Share Program Coming to Downtown and EPCAL Bike Trail
 
Posted on Wednesday September 18, 2019
 
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is proud to announce a bike share program is coming to Downtown Riverhead and the newly completed Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bike Trail at EPCAL.
 

SUPERVISOR JENS-SMITH ANNOUNCES BIKE SHARE PROGRAM Coming to DOWNTOWN AND EPCAL BIKE TRAIL

Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is proud to announce a bike share program is coming to Downtown Riverhead and the newly completed Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bike Trail at EPCAL.

This program comes at no cost to the Town, and will be operated by bike share company Zagster through a partnership with Suffolk County. The program which is already in operation in Patchogue, the Town of Southampton, and the Village of Babylon, will increase alternative transportation options, link public transportation with the downtown and public parks while reducing emissions and vehicular traffic in Riverhead, all while encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle.

Supervisor Jens-Smith says, “Bike share programs are a popular and easy form of transportation that I am excited to bring to Riverhead. These programs are an important part in the last-mile connection for public transportation, connecting people with Riverhead’s businesses, as well as making it easier for people to enjoy the recently completed Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bike Trail at EPCAL. This bike share program will be an incredible asset for our town, and for our residents.”

Users will be able to rent, locate, and unlock bikes using an app called “Pace” on their smart phones, then paying a fee based on their use of the bike, or they can sign up for a monthly membership. Riders can pause their trip to stop at a local business, park, or other location.

The no cost program for the Town would see 6 bike racks placed in Riverhead with 25 bikes total. 5 of the racks would be in Downtown Riverhead with 1 at the EPCAL bike trail. This initial launch is part of a two-year pilot program sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union with opportunities in the future for additional sponsors and expansion in the system.

 
 
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Supervisor Jens-Smith Announces Bike Share Program Coming to Downtown and EPCAL Bike Trail
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is proud to announce a bike share program is coming to Downtown Riverhead and the newly completed Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bike Trail at EPCAL.