October 24, 2018 – Salt Lake City – GreenBike bike share announced a new partnership with UTA, Salt Lake City, and Select Health that will include a yearly GreenBike membership with the Hive transit pass. Mayor Jackie Biskupski said, “All of us here today envision a capital city where traveling by car is not second nature, but a second thought.” She went on to say that the pass will help people to, “ditch their cars and become part of the clean air revolution.”
The Hive Pass is a Salt Lake City and UTA transit program that offers unlimited access to bus, rail and streetcar services for only $42 per month, a 50% discount. Your home address must be in Salt Lake City boundaries to be eligible for a Hive Pass.
The pass upgrade is available to all new Hive Pass subscribers, who will receive it when they order their card, and to existing Hive Pass holders by sending an email to [email protected]
Existing pass holders will get a stick-on back for the Hive Pass that will contain a GreenBike enabled RFID chip that will allow pass holders to check out a GreenBike from one of many stations throughout Salt Lake City. The pass will also work for any B-Cycle ride share program available in dozens of cities throughout the country. A GreenBike membership will need to be created once the add-on is received.
The pass is a game-changing development with transit and bicycling in Salt Lake City. GreenBike is a perfect ‘first mile – last mile' solution and with the new pass option, transit riders can easily transition to a bike to complete a journey. Additionally, once downtown, GreenBike reduces or eliminates the need for a car.
The new pass also opens the doors for more access to GreenBike for low income riders. The Hive Pass is currently available to some low income citizens of Salt Lake through partnerships. The new system is serving as a pilot so that low income riders may be able to access GreenBike without a credit card in the future.
“The Utah Transit Authority is proud to support GREENbike’s new program offering free annual passes to current and future Hive Passholders. UTA views its collaboration with GREENbike as an innovative partnership which will increase the transportation options available in our community.” Said UTA’s Interim Executive Director, Steve Meyer. “We’re excited to see the results of integrating emerging and disruptive transit alternatives such as GREENbike with the foundational transportation options offered by UTA. We hope more and more commuters will choose to leave their cars in the garage and use GREENbike to travel from their homes or places of work to a UTA bus stop or train station.”
- Over 4 million vehicle miles reduced through use of GreenBike
- Over 3.4 million pounds of CO2 saved
- 33 stations
- Hundreds of bikes
- Hours of fun