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Lupinacci, Smyth Launch Huntington BikeShare Program Linking Waterfront, Huntington Village and Train Station

Written by Chris Boyle  |  29. June 2021

Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, Deputy Supervisor Councilman Ed Smyth, PedalShare and Bethpage Federal Credit Union launched a new bike share program that now connects the Huntington waterfront to downtown Huntington Village and Huntington Station at Mill Dam Park. 
 
“We are thrilled to see Bethpage Ride expand to another of Suffolk’s great downtowns,” said Suffolk County Executive Bellone. “With every new bike added to our regional bike share system we continue towards our vision of making Suffolk a bike-friendly community.” 
 
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci stated, "What’s special about the Huntington BikeShare program is that it connects the Huntington waterfront to downtown Huntington Village and the Huntington train station, which will help boost our local economy and keep Huntington connected and green!" 
 
Deputy Supervisor, Councilman Ed Smyth said, "This is a great way to get around town during the busy summer months while shopping or grabbing lunch. If you are a motorist, look out for cyclists and SHARE THE ROAD!" 
 
Supervisor Lupinacci and Deputy Supervisor Smyth were joined by PedalShare founders Chris Dimon and Patrick O’Donoghue and Robert Suarez, Assistant Vice President of Community Development for Bethpage Federal Credit Union, as well as Sasha Abraham, Senior Planner for the Town’s Planning Department, who helped coordinate the deployment of the bike racks and Chief Sustainability Officer, Terese Kinsley. 
 
Chris Dimon, PedalShare Co-Founder said, “PedalShare is excited to expand the Bethpage Ride program to the Town of Huntington. With the help of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, we aim to provide a low cost eco friendly and fun mode of transportation to residents. Bethpage Ride is adding hundreds of new users every month to our Countywide program and hope every user stays safe while riding.” 
 
“Bethpage is thrilled to be the sponsor of Bethpage Ride, said Robert Suarez, AVP Community Engagement at Bethpage FCU. We have been serving the Huntington Community in The Village and Melville for many years and we are so excited the towns leadership is bringing Bethpage Ride to its residents,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. 
 
In late Spring 2021, the Town of Huntington launched its bike share program with vendor PedalShare to promote sustainable, green transportation and exercise in a test launch in downtown Huntington as part of the Suffolk County Bike Share Program sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union as “Bethpage Ride.” 
 
BIKESHARE BIKE RACK LOCATIONS 
 
Just before Memorial Day weekend 2021, the bicycles and racks were installed at four (4) out of five (5) locations around downtown Huntington to launch the program: 
 
  • Halesite: Mill Dam Park
  • Huntington: Heckscher Park
  • Huntington Village: Gerard Street Parking Lot
  • Huntington Village: New Street Parking Lot
  • COMING SOON! Huntington Station: Paul H. Johnson, Sr. Gateway Plaza 
 
HOW IT WORKS 
 
  • Download the Bloom Bike and Scooter Sharing App (Play Store/App Store) and sign up.
  • Scan the QR code between the handlebars to unlock the bike.
  • Leave the app open during your ride and make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  • Park in any open space at a PedalShare/Bethpage Ride location around downtown Huntington.
  • Lock your back tire to end your ride. 

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