Bike Share SLC

Capital Bikeshare Spring 2012 Expansion
Creative Commons License photo credit: EuanFisk

On Tuesday June 19th Salt Lake City officially announced their bike share system which will launch around March 2013. The initial fleet will have ten separate kiosk with 10 bikes at each kiosk. This news could not come at a better time with bike shares blowing up all over the U.S. Washington D.C. in particular has had some really great success with the program based on one report that showed bike share has replaced five million miles of driving, and saved the average user $891 annually (compared to a $75 dollar membership)!!

The Salt Lake bike share has been made possible by a public/private partnership, and will run nine months out of the year. The other three months the bikes will be store out of the weather to protect them. This will be a great addition to the new FrontRunner train.

(Proposed SLC bike)

I am super stoked for Salt Lake, but have to ask where are we Provo? We have a new convention center, a top rated trail, and a beautiful city, this could be something for the new Downtown Provo Inc. to look into. If anyone knows them they really should put a bug in their ear. Make sure to check out a very detailed write up on SaltCycle.

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