Wednesday, May 25

Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Return of Regional Bike Share with New Locations, New Mobile App

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Pedal Share and Bethpage Federal Credit Union today relaunched Suffolk County’s regional Bike Share program, Bethpage Ride. Bethpage Ride is once again available in several downtown communities and parks across Suffolk County. The program is locally operated by Southampton-based Pedal Share.
County Executive Bellone also announced the expansion of the bike share program to new municipalities in Suffolk County this year, including the Village of Amityville, and new locations in the Town of Southampton and Huntington.
“We’re thrilled to see Bethpage Ride continue to grow its user base each year,” said Suffolk County Executive Bellone. “With a new app launched, and more stations available, Suffolk County’s partnership with Pedal Share and Bethpage Federal Credit Union continues to deliver a successful regional bike share program.”
“We are so pleased to partner with Suffolk County and Pedal Share to help bring Bethpage Ride back into so many Long Island communities,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “We look forward to seeing everyone enjoying the bikes once again.”
“On behalf of the Village of Amityville, I am so happy to welcome Suffolk’s regional bike share program to our community. This environmentally-friendly initiative will add to the exciting revitalization happening in our downtown,” said Amityville Mayor Dennis Siry.
Bike Stations can be found at the following locations:
Babylon Village
Argyle Park
Totten Place
Long Island Rail Road Station
Park Ave
Village Pool
Locust Ave Park
Patchogue 
Blue Point Brewery
Long Island Rail Road Station
Davis Park Ferry
Roe Walkway
Mascot Dock
Patchogue Theatre
Huntington 
Mill Dam Park
Gerard St Parking Lot
New St. Parking Lot
Heckscher Park
Lindenhurst 
Firemans Park
Gazebo
Long Island Rail Road Station
Town of Babylon 
Gilgo Beach
Cedar Beach Marina
Hampton Bays 
Good Ground Park
Post Office
Ponquogue Beach
Tiana Beach
Riverhead 
Veterans Memorial Park
Long Island Rail Road Station
River and Roots Garden
Peconic Riverfront
Town Hall
Southampton Village 
Agawam Park
Coopers Beach
Gin Lane Beach
Long Island Rail Road Station
Town Hall
Southampton Town 
Long Beach
Ocean Road, Bridgehampton
Sagg Main Beach
Municipal Lot, Bridgehampton
New Locations Include: 
Amityville
Amityville Beach
Bennett Place and Merrick Rd.
Long Island Rail Road Station
9/11 Parking Lot
Amityville Library
South Ketcham Avenue
Huntington
Paul H. Johnson Gateway Plaza
Southampton Town
Bridgehampton LIRR Station
Users will have the ability to download the app on their smartphone and will either be able to pay per ride or buy a membership. Riders have several different rental options with Bethpage Ride. Riders can pay $4 per hour, but can also opt for a daily rate of $35 or a yearly plan for $59. This yearly plan allows for unlimited trips of up to one hour.  In order to participate in Bethpage Ride, users must be 18 years older.
The Regional Bike-Share program complements County Executive Bellone’s Connect Long Island Plan – a regional transportation and development initiative that promotes sustainable long-term economic growth in Suffolk County.  The plan calls for development around transit nodes, investment in enhancements to existing mass transit infrastructure, and implementation of new rapid transit systems to create a robust transit network that connect regional assets and downtowns.

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