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Camden County bike-share program helping people get to work

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Power Corps members receive refurbished bikes. (Image courtesy of Camden County Freeholders)

Power Corps members receive refurbished bikes. (Image courtesy of Camden County Freeholders)

You might call Camden County Freeholders pedal-pushers.  They are working to expand a bike share program to get people up and riding.

Freeholder Jonathan Young said 20 reconditioned bicycles are part of the sustainable Camden County program.

“Instead of throwing them away, putting them in the landfill, they donate them to our sustainability department,” he said. “We refurbish them, get them ready to put them on the road.”

In this case, the bikes are going to Power Corps members who are working in Camden.

“Power Corps has some people who live in the city of Camden who don’t have transportation,” Young said. “So what they are going to do is allow their employees to use these bicycles to ride to work.”

The bike-share program is just starting in Camden County.  Young said he’s hoping by spring to have a spot in Cooper River Park for people to borrow the refurbished bikes.

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