UPDATE: JUMP Program Halted

City Reviewing Program Amid Safety Concerns

The ubiquitous red bikes have been temporarily removed from city locations .

The ubiquitous red bikes have been temporarily removed from city locations.

PROVIDENCE — The city of Providence and the owners of Jump Bikes have decided to “pause” a program that placed 1,100 rental bicycles on the streets, following complaints from police and residents that riders have broken the locks on the bikes and caused havoc in neighborhoods across the city.

Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare on Thursday confirmed police have spent the week retrieving at least 55 compromised Jump bikes, while the company is also pulling its still-functioning bikes in the city.

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