Speaking on Business: Boise GreenBike
Boise GreenBike includes 130 bikes and 81 stations serving downtown Boise and Boise State University.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
While doing research, Dave Fotsch came across information about BikeShare programs that were launching nationwide and thought, why shouldn’t Boise have one too? His motivation was to build the program as a public health initiative, because as people push bike pedals instead of gas pedals, they’re healthier and drive less. It took time to set the program up, and Boise GreenBike launched in April 2015.
Boise GreenBike includes 130 bikes and 81 stations serving downtown Boise and Boise State University. The most popular payment plan is Pay as You Go, where you can rent bikes for $5/hour, and rental time is prorated. Riders are encouraged to return bikes to docking stations; however, these are high-tech bikes that include a lock that attaches to any bike rack so it’s securely locked. If you choose to lock away from a station, there is a $2 fee.
With the success of Boise GreenBike, combined with Boise’s growing population, Dave says they’re in the process of getting more bikes. An order of 115 will be delivered by December, and they just received 90 used bikes from a sister bikeshare, which uses the same bike vendor, that are being prepared to be put into service soon.
Buy your bike pass and find out more at www.boise.greenbike.com.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
421 N. 10th St.
Boise, ID 83702