June 28, 2018

Launch of Valley Bikeshare

Launch of Valley Bikeshare

Date(s) - Thursday, June 28, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pulaski Park

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Thu   6/28 Launch of Valley Bikeshare @ Pulaski Park 11am


ValleyBike Share

ValleyBike Share is coming to western Massachusetts!  Northampton (as the lead community for grants and contracts), Amherst, Holyoke, South Hadley, Springfield, UMass, and PVPC (as the coordinator) are launching bike share in Spring 2018.

ValleyBike Share will:

  • promote green transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • promote economic development including jobs and schools
  • promote healthy, active living and support recreations use of bikes
  • improve and extend the range of the transit and rail services
  • build demand for bicycle infrastructure, including bike lanes and bike parking
  • provide visitors and residents with an effective transportation option that is equitable and serves lower income and other traditionally under-served populations
  • create more livable communities and reduce the need for new areas to be developed for additional parking in our urban core and commercial areas

Visit www.ValleyBike.org for details.

Made possible in Northampton by our sponsors:

  • MassDOT and Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization: (CMAQ grant for capital equipment)
  • New England Treatment Access (NETA): sponsoring stations on Pleasant Street, Main Street,and State St.
  • Smith College: sponsoring the station at John M. Greene Hall, Elm Street
  • Cooley Dickinson Health Care: sponsoring the station at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Florence Bank: sponsoring the station at Main Street, Florence
We still have two more sponsorship opportunities. If interested, contact Wayne Feiden at WFeiden@NorthamptonMA.gov

ValleyBike Share received four vendor proposals (click here for non-price proposals received 8-18-2017)
GotchaBike/Social Bicycles