The Asbury Park City Council approved the first step in bringing bicycle sharing to the city, making Asbury Park only the fourth city in the state to offer the service, joining Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken. Bike sharing is a service where a vendor sets up bike racks in specific locations with bikes locked in place. Customers then insert a credit card to unlock a bike and use it within the city then return it to any of the bike stations.
With four locations selected by the city: downtown; waterfront area; the west side and the transportation center, customers can pick up and leave the bike at any of the locations. City Manager Michael Capabianco said the program could be up and running by Memorial Day, pending the bid process.
Source: the Coaster