Providence to get new bicycle-sharing service
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Providence, Rhode Island is getting a new bicycle-sharing system.
A spokesperson for the city tells WPRI-TV they plan to bring 400 bikes to the area in spring 2018.
City Councilman Bryan Principe introduced a resolution at Tuesday’s council meeting for a five-year $400,000 contract with New York-based Social Bicycles. He says the company would control the implementation, management and operation of the service.
The bikes will be at 40 stations around the Downtown Transit Connector. Stations will also be in Fox Point, College Hill, West End and Federal Hill.
Funding for the contract would come from a $13 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.
The Providence Board of Contract and Supply has approved the contract with Social Bicycles.