Since launching last April, GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s bike share, program has grown by 100 percent–to 20 downtown stations with 160 active bikes in less than 16 months. In addition to the eight new stations installed this July, six existing stations are being expanded to accommodate demand.
GREENbike’s 2014 capital expansion is being funded through grants from the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Clean Air Partnership.
In 2013, 6,100 people rode 65 GREENbikes 26,000 times, preventing over 54,000 miles from being driven. Each GREENbike averaged 400 trips during the program’s eight-month season. GREENbike launched in April of 2013 with 10 bike share stations and 55 active bikes.
“The Wasatch Front Regional Council is a proud GREENbike Strategic Partner,” said Andrew Gruber, Executive Director of the Wasatch Front Regional Council. “The program furthers our region’s goals to provide individuals with a variety of transportation choices, connect people with their destinations, and improve our community’s quality of life.” ”
GREENbike has received an unprecedented amount of private sector support for a program of its size, which is what allows GREENbike to offer unlimited 30-60 minute trips to annual members for only $75 a year, $15 for 4-Days or $5 for 24-Hours.
“The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City believes in the value that GREENbike creates in our capital city,” said Stan Penfold, Chair of the SLC Redevelopment Agency. “Bike share expansion means there’s even more non-motorized travel options for citizens, which not only helps better our air quality, but I believe helps build a healthier, more connected, and socially-invested community. We’re thrilled about the program’s success, and hope to see more stations and GREENbikes in the years to come.”
GREENbike’s Title Sponsor & 2014 Basket Sponsor is SelectHealth, Helmet Sponsor is LDS Hospital and Annual Membership Card Sponsor is AT&T. Fifteen of GREENbike’s 20 bike share stations are sponsored by private organizations such as Key Bank, Backcountry.com, Harmons, Rocky Mountain Power, Radisson and Fidelity Investments.
New Station Sponsors Include:
- Sheraton Hotel
- Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR)
- Salt Palace Convention Center
- Utah Office of Tourism, Film & Global Branding, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
- Telephone & Telegraph LLC
- Wasatch Property Management