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Beryl unveiled as new dockless bike provider for New York’s Staten Island

Beryl has been unveiled as the new dockless bicycle provider for New York’s Staten Island in the next phase of the city’s bike-share pilot.

The brand will introduce over 1,000 bikes for use on the entirety of Staten Island.

Department of Transportation Commissioner for New York City, Polly Trottenberg, announced that the British brand will begin rolling out its bikes by spring 2020.

Emily Brooke, founder of Beryl Bikes, said: “Since we piloted our Laserlight on the Citi bikes in New York in 2017 we’ve developed a successful, safe, responsible and affordable hybrid bike share system that is driven by the social impact goal of reducing the barriers to cycling and getting more people on bikes.

“We are incredibly excited to be working closely with New York’s DOT to launch a scheme that meets the needs of Staten Islanders.”

American micro-mobility providers Jump and Lime, who had been operating under the first phase of the dockless pilot since July 2018, will end their services by 3rd December.

Trottenberg added: “We very much thank Jump and Lime, as we learned a lot in the last year-and-a-half from more than 136,000 trips their customers took, lessons we will apply starting next year.

“We look forward to sharing more details of Beryl’s plans in the months ahead – and this spring, we look forward to welcoming brand-new and distinctive Beryl dockless bikes to all of ‘The Rock.’”

Earlier this week Beryl announced that it is offering free 30 minutes rides on selected dates, starting on 16th November, with the support of Herefordshire Council.

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