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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.
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PO Box 2062
20 East Simpson
Jackson, WY 83001
Friends of Pathways supports a vibrant community by promoting sustainable transportation and healthy recreation in Jackson Hole.