New locations at affordable housing, Liberty Park, Church Conference Center and more!
SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 18, 2019) — As of today, GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit share, has expanded its system to more than 600 bikes at 47 stations, with 13 new locations and over 200 bikes added in 2019 alone. This year’s nearly 70% expansion also included doubling the size of multiple commuter stations including Rocky Mountain Power’s Station on 250 South Main Street and UTA’s Salt Lake Central Station at 300 South 600 West.
“As a local non-profit, our goal is to provide the community with an affordable, reliable, and active transportation option,” said GREENbike Director and Founder Ben Bolte. “These new locations will give more residents access to GREENbike and make their inner city commutes more convenient. We pride ourselves on being the most affordable commuting option, our annual pass is only 20 cents per day.”
Thanks to community partners, GREENbike’s new stations are located near two new affordable housing developments (550 South 500 West), workforce housing (300 South 700 East), Liberty Park (900 South 500 East), Salt Lake City’s Public Safety Building (450 South 300 East), and The Conference Center (Main St & North Temple).
“Salt Lake County is excited by GREENbike’s expansion because it helps residents access a transit station or bus stop and other destinations within a short distance,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. “The County is financially supporting the expansion to allow individuals to have a choice of transportation mode that helps to improve our air quality. Bike sharing is a great way to invest and support our community.”
GREENbike is grateful for its newest community partnerships as local entities such as Salt Lake County, EcoBox Fabricators, Giv Communities, Utah Heritage & Arts, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all helped GREENbike achieve its largest system expansion to date.
“We encourage employees to use all forms of public transportation, and this is another way for them to do that,” said Ruth Johnson, Headquarters Facilities communications specialist at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Many Church employees use GREENbike, and these additional stations will help accommodate increased demand. We are pleased to help support this important initiative.”
Over the past six years, the GREENbike program has prevented more than 4.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering our air, avoided more than 5.2 million vehicle miles from impacting local roads, while burning more than 73 million calories in the process (which is 256,000 slices of pizza).
An updated map detailing GREENbike’s 2019 expansion is available for download at http://greenbikeslc.org/maps.
A real time map showing all GREENbike stations and available bikes per station is available on GREENbike’s home page https://greenbikeslc.org/ or the free BCycle App.