Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Brightline Brings New Bike-share Program to West Palm

On March 15 Brightline and real estate firm Related Companies debuted a new bike-sharing program for West Palm Beach, BrightBike. The launch, in partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Micromobility Management, included 150 pedal bikes and 13 bike stations across West Palm.

Brightline’s President Patrick Goddard and West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James took a celebratory first ride on BrightBikes and the DDA later hosted a free BrightBike ride with 20 members of the West Palm Beach community.

“BrightBike is a huge win for the City of West Palm Beach,” said Mayor Keith A. James, City of West Palm Beach. “We are working to make our mobility network even more efficient by providing safe, equitable and sustainable transportation options. BrightBike will play a key role in helping us carry out this vision, which will improve the quality of life for all who live and work in our city.”

Bike-sharing is one of the latest initiatives taken to cut down on the environmental impact of travel. With BrightBike, you can rent a bike at any of the stations around West Palm by the hour or for the day and then check it back in at another station, all through the BrightBike app on your phone. For commuters, BrightBike is a game-changer. With the option to hop on a BrightBike right outside the Brightline station, it’s now much easier to take a bicycle tour of downtown West Palm or simply avoid the walk to work.

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Map of BrightBike stations, courtesy of BrightBike.

“BrightBike is an excellent addition to the growing set of mobility options available in the downtown district. And not only is it a functional addition, but a really fun one as well, adding to the identity of Downtown West Palm Beach as a vibrant, accessible, and thriving area,” says Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.

BrightBikes are available to rent by the hour or day starting at $1 per 30-minutes. Monthly memberships will be offered in the coming months to residents and will begin at $20 per month.

There is no word on whether the BrightBike program will extend to Boca Raton once its own Brightline station opens later this year.

13 of 17 stations are open, and the remaining four stations will open over the coming weeks. For more information about BrightBike, visit www.GoBrightBike.com.

Tyler Childress
Tyler is the Web Editor and a contributing writer for Boca Raton magazine. He is an FAU summa cum laude graduate in Multimedia Studies who enjoys covering tech, education, housing and any other issues affecting South Florida.

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