SALT LAKE CITY, UT (October 3, 2019) — As of today, GREENbike, SLC’s non-profit bikeshare, has expanded its service area from 2.1 square miles to 8.0 square miles, an increase of 281%. After today’s addition of seven new locations, GREENbike’s 42 stations and more than 400 hundred bikes can now be found from 2100 South to North Temple and from 700 West to 900 East.
GREENbike’s new stations are located at an affordable housing development (Artspace Commons: 800 South 400 West), multiple TRAX stops (900 South 200 West & 2100 South 225 West), an economic center (900 South 900 East), office space (Salt Lake County Building: 2001 South 150 East), a restaurant/brewery (Proper Burger Company: 865 South Main Street) and market rate housing developments (multiple apartments/condos: 50 South 500 West)
“As a local non-profit, our goal is to provide the community with an affordable, reliable and active transportation option.” Said GREENbike executive director, Ben Bolte. “These new locations will give more people access to GREENbike and our low cost annual pass. With our annual pass, riders can take as many rides as they want for a year for as little as $.20 per day.”
Over the past six years, the GREENbike program has prevented more than 4.7 million pounds of CO2 from entering our air, avoided more than 5.2 million vehicle miles from impacting local roads, while burning more than 71 million calories in the process (which is 250,000 slices of pizza).