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JUMP Bikes Welcomed in Fox Point

In early Fall 2018, the City of Providence placed 400 JUMP bicycles all over the city, with several hubs in Fox Point. The rental bikes operate with conventional pedaling or with so-called pedal-assist technology—an experience that, according to JUMP, feels like riding a regular bike “but with super powers.” With a few taps on a smartphone, a rider can locate a bike, unlock it, and pay for use—and when finished, lock the bike at a JUMP stand or at any public bike rack. This hub-based system “provides the best of both worlds,” commented Martina Haggerty, Associate Director of Special Projects for the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development, since it offers flexibility withou

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