GREENbike, Salt Lake City's non-profit bicycle sharing system, will announce a system expansion at a press conference at the Google Fiber Station at Trolley Square on Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m.
The change will include an expansion of nine existing stations in the city, and an addition of eight new “2nd Generation” GREENbike stations with improved equipment.
GREENbike will also be adding 109 new bikes to the existing stations, which brings the city's station total to 33 with a bike total of 330.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Salt Lake City District 4 Council Member Derek Kitchen will be attending Thursday's GREENbike media event. Other notable attendees will include UTA Chief Planning Officer Matt Sibul, SelectHealth, Community & Public Relations Manager Greg Reid, UCAIR Board Member Amanda Smith and Rocky Mountain Power Regional Business Manager Alene Bentley.
The GREENbike station network, which was created in 2013, allows people in the city to rent any bike from any station for a small access fee. The pay stations are solar-powered, and the bikes come equipped with an adjustable seat and a storage basket.
For more information about GREENbike Salt Lake City, visit greenbikeslc.org.