Bike Share

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START BIKE FIELD TRIAL

Think of it like a beta test. In the summer of 2017, Start Bike will be testing a new product from BCycle called the Dash. The Dash is a smart bike with all of the brains built into the bike, not into the station. BCycle has chosen Jackson as the first community to get the Dash bike. In return, Start Bike will host the field trial with 20 bikes on the street where final testing of the system will take place. By participating in the field trial you will help to work out any bugs in time for the launch of a production system in 2018 with 50 bikes and 17 stations.

 

Bike Share History

Friends of Pathways has been working since 2010 to bring a permanent bike sharing system to downtown Jackson Hole. In 2011, Friends of Pathways and Alta Planning & Design developed a feasibility study for Bike Share. The study showed that the program would work, but bike lane improvements would greatly increase ridership. As a result, a Bicycle Improvement Plan was developed, adopted and implemented by the Town of Jackson.

After multiple improvements, such as bike lanes, formal bike routes and signs, Friends of Pathways conducted a three-week long demonstration of a Bike Share system in 2015. 891 trips were taken for a total of 2,119 miles by 392 people.

In the spring of 2016, Energy Conservation Works unanimously approved a motion to recommend that the Town of Jackson move forward with the Bike Share program using SPET funding for 47% of the capital costs, securing matching funds from other sources.  START Bike is a program of START bus.

BIKE SHARE NEWS!

 

Big News on the FOP-front today! Last night the Jackson Town Councilors voted big thumbs up for Bike Share.

Read All About It in the Jackson Hole News & Guide HERE

‘The Jackson bike share program became fully funded Tuesday night.

During its semimonthly meeting the Town […]

September 7th, 2016|Bike Share, News|

13 Reasons

13 Simple Reasons That Biking Is Better —

Non-motorized transportation is surely one of the best alternatives to improve the health of our community, our air and to create a great mindset. Here are some of the many benefits of riding a bicycle:

Most of the benefits that […]

One step closer to a permanent Bike Share system in Jackson!

Last Night, the Jackson Town Council approved a grant from Energy Conservation Works of $70,000 toward the capital expenses to develop a permanent Bike Share program for Jackson.
Bike Share is a healthy, sustainable, and affordable form of public transportation, which would complement Jackson’s current START […]

May 3rd, 2016|Bike Share|

Bike Share Gets Top Reviews from Employees, Visitors & Businesses

With only one week remaining in the FREE Bike Share demonstration, the program has received great reviews from locals, visitors and area businesses. Participants have been using the bikes to commute to work, run errands around town and avoid summer traffic and parking downtown.
In this week’s Jackson Hole […]

August 5th, 2015|Bike Share|

Where will Bike Share Take You?

Bike Share Jackson Hole Launches TODAY
A Free & Easy Transportation Alternative Friends of Pathways and the Town of Jackson are launching a FREE three week bike share demo TODAY at 5:00 pm with an event at the Home Ranch ‘Main Hub,’ located at 210 North Cache Street. Sign up early or […]

July 26th, 2015|Bike Share|

Bike Share Launches July 15

Bike Share Jackson Hole is Almost Here!Starts Wednesday, July 15 through August 5Friends of Pathways and the Town of Jackson are hosting a FREE three week bike share demo — testing out a transportation alternative that could alleviate traffic congestion, help supplement public transit and provide a […]

July 10th, 2015|Bike Share|