Go green! Let’s pedal New Haven!
Bike New Haven, a bike-sharing system, features smart bikes allowing riders to take quick trips across the city of New Haven, CT. Bike New Haven and AVANGRID have collaborated to provide a healthy and environmentally friendly transportation option throughout New Haven enabling riders to travel more efficiently to downtown areas and other forms of transit.
Launched in February 2018 with an initial 100 bicycles and 10 stations, the program is operated by P3 Global Management (P3GM), will continue its growth until it reaches 300 bicycles and 30+ stations. It’s a great example of how we can reduce carbon emissions by using an existing technology — the bicycle — in new and innovative ways.
“AVANGRID and its companies, including United Illuminating and Southern Connecticut Gas, are proud to be founding sponsors of Bike New Haven, supporting this community transportation option that is both affordable and environmentally conscious,” said Tony Marone, President and CEO of AVANGRID’s Connecticut companies.
Everybody is engaged
“It’s a great feeling to bike around the city. It’s is a much different experience than driving. You get to see, hear, and smell things you wouldn’t otherwise,” said Cliff Cronan, AVANGRID Distribution Engineer.
Cliff is a committed environmental advocate who owns an electric vehicle and leads the AVANGRID’s Sustainability Team. He stated eco-friendly transportation alternatives aren’t just good for the environment — they have other benefits, too.
“Save money, save your health, save the planet!” he said.
Ted Novicki, Senior Strategic Accounts Manager for AVANGRID’s Connecticut companies, said the bikes’ platform is easy to use and affordable. He said it provides a convenient and carbon free method of accessing all that the city has to offer.
“It’s fantastic biking in downtown New Haven as you really have the opportunity to take in so many architecturally significant buildings and vibrant shops,” said Ted.
For more information, visit Bike New Haven or download the Bike NHV app for iPhone & Android!