Salt Lake City, SelectHealth and the Downtown Alliance launched the non-profit bike share, GREENbike, in April of 2013 with 10 bike share stations and 55 active bikes. Based on successful ridership numbers, GREENbike now in its third season, will expand to 25 sharing stations with over 210 active bikes.
Five new locations have been installed near various downtown apartments, employment centers and local eateries. These new stations were funded by a $176,000 grant from the WFRC, $75,000 from the RDA and $75,000 from City Council.
"We launched the GREENbike program over two years ago with no dedicated funding sources. Just a lot of hard work and moxy," said Ben Bolte, found and director of GREENbike. "I'm elated to say that we've expanded 264% since April, 2013. Every time we add new stations the system becomes more convenient and gets even more people out of their cars. I'm thrilled by what possibilities the future holds."
New Station Locations
The non-profit bike share organization also expanded four popular existing stations at Harmons (100 S State St.), Life Elevated Station @ The Salt Palace (200S W. Temple), Phillips Edison & Company Station (353 S Main St.) and the Union Pacific Depot Station (360 W 200 S).
This is GREENbike’s third expansion since its launch.