Gloucester Township, New Jersey is implementing a new Bike Sharing Program.
The program provides 10 bicycles at a kiosk for residents to ride. The bikes are secured by Bluetooth locks, so to use the bike, residents have to first download and sign up for the Movatic app. Once you’re ready for the free ride, a code will be given to you to unlock the bike.
Mayor David R. Mayer held a celebration on Wednesday for the launch of the new program, funded by the Camden County Open Space Grant and Gloucester Township. The celebration was held at the new GT Bike Share Kiosk which is located right next to the Health and Fitness Trial.
“We hope that this free bike renting program will significantly enhance our residents’ lifestyle and enable them to enjoy and explore our Township. The GT Bike Share program is ready for you to take a spin!” said Mayer.
The Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail is a three-mile stretch that runs in an abandoned railroad bed. The township plans to extend the route to 4.4 miles of “off-road paved trail.”
The new kiosk's location was chosen due to its closeness to the health and fitness trail and parking nearby as well as easy access.
“The new Gloucester Township Health and Fitness trail starts on Main Street near Grenloch Lake and ends at Landing Road," Mayer said.
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“With 51 open spaces and recreational fields and over 40 tot lots, we place a huge importance on wellbeing and quality of life of our residents.”