Salt Lake City’s Greenbike Doubles in Size with 8 New Stations

The new Greenbike station at 300 S and 400 E by Cityscape. Photo by Dave Iltis
The new Greenbike station at 300 S and 400 E by Cityscape. Photo by Dave Iltis

July 22, 2014 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Greenbike, Salt Lake City’s bike share program, today announced that they have doubled the size of their system. Eight new stations were installed over the last week, and over 70 new bikes were added to the system. Additionally, seven existing stations had more docks installed.

New station locations:

Salt Lake City and County Building, SE Corner, at 451 S. State.
Cityscape, a new development, at 300 S and 400 E.
250 S and 300 E (west side of the street)
Main Street, between S. Temple and 100 S on the west side of the street
Salt Palace, SE corner, at 200 S. and W. Temple.
Sheraton Hotel, at 200 W and 500 S.
300 S. and approximately 350 W. near Bingham’s Cyclery and Pioneer Park
Citifront Apartments at 600 W. and N. Temple.

Greenbike has been a roaring success. In 2013, over 26,000 trips were taken by 6100 people on 65 Greenbikes. Salt Lake City’s Greenbike had the most successful debut for a bike share program for a city of its size.

A map of the Greenbike system showing new and expanded stations.
A map of the Greenbike system showing new and expanded stations.

Greenbike exists through a public and private partnership. Sponsors include title sponsor SelectHealth, helmet sponsor LDS Hospital, and membership card sponsor AT&T. Bike station sponsors include Key Bank, Backcountry.com, Harmons, Rocky Mountain Power, Radisson and Fidelity Investments.

Individuals can sponsor a Greenbike. This one is sponsored by City Council person Kyle LaMalfa. Photo by Dave
Individuals can sponsor a Greenbike. This one is sponsored by City Council person Kyle LaMalfa. Photo by Dave Iltis

“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.”

New Station Sponsors Include the 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, and Wasatch Property Management.

Bike share gives users the opportunity to ride a bike throughout downtown Salt Lake City. 24 Hour, 7 day, or year-long memberships may be purchased. A membership allows users to ride for free for less than 30 minutes to and from any of the bike stations.

The expanded Greenbike station by the Union Pacific Depot on 400 W and  S. Temple. Photo by Dave Iltis.
The expanded Greenbike station by the Union Pacific Depot on 400 W and S. Temple. Photo by Dave Iltis.

For more information on Greenbike, visit greenbikeslc.org.

 

Update: For the next 48 hours (roughly) starting 10 am Tuesday, Greenbike year-long memberships will be 25% off with the code greenbike2014

Update 2: Starting now, full-year Greenbike members will be able to check bikes out for up to 1 hour without charge. This is up from 30 minutes.

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