Boise GreenBike is within a week of being fully operational.
At a rollout event held in the Grove in downtown Boise, GreenBike Director Dave Fotsch told Boise Weekly that the eight bikes that were on display at the Grove station are available for checkout, and by Earth Day—Wednesday, April 22—the public will have access to all 114 bikes available through the bikeshare program.
The bikes can be found at 15 stations that are currently being installed in locations across the GreenBike service area. A smartphone application through Social Bicycles—now ready for download—allows GreenBike users to check out bicycles remotely.
The rollout was attended by stakeholders, including Boise City Council Presidet Elaine Clegg, who described Boise GreenBike as "the culmination of a lot of work we've been doing for the last few years," as well as fitting in with Boise's LIV initiative.
Representatives of GreenBike's title sponsors were also in attendance, including SelectHealth President and CEO Patricia Richards, who told the crowd that SelectHealth and fellow Boise GreenBike title sponsor Saint Luke's Health System "share a common commitment to improving health."
"It's really about taking steps toward better health," she said, referring to lifestyle choices that improve health outcomes like riding a bike to work, walking up stairs instead of taking elevators and adopting a healthful diet. "It's all about health and building healthy communities."