Town of Huntington launches new bike-share program

Town of Huntington launches new bike-share program
Suffolk County launched a new bike-sharing program that will link several locations in the Town of Huntington.
Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci says the program will link Huntington's waterfront, the downtown, and the train station to make it easier for people to get around.
"This will help boost our local economy, keeping Huntington connected and green," says Lupinacci.
The program is being provided by PedalShare.
In order to use it, customers need to download the Bloom Bike and Scooter Sharing apps to sign up.
"Leave the app open during your ride, make sure Bluetooth is enabled. Park at any open space at a Bethpage Pedal Share Ride location around downtown Huntington. Lock your back tire to end your ride, simple as that," says Lupinacci.
Eric Alexander, with Vision Long Island, says bike-sharing programs are already being used in Long Beach, Babylon and Riverhead. He says drivers need to share the road safely with bicyclists and pedestrians.
Right now, there are four locations around Huntington to use the bikes, including Mill Dam Park by the marina and Heckscher Park downtown and the parking lots on Gerard and New streets.
It's $4 an hour or $35 for the day to use the bikes, and you have to be 18 years old to ride.
Here's a map of the locations: