VISIT STARTBIKEJH.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

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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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 Council unanimously agreed to provide $22,558 to help fund the project’s operational budget for the first year. Friends of Pathways also contributed $18,000.

The program will kick off in April and run through the end of June. After a truncated first year the program is expected to expand in 2018 and run for the entire summer.

“We needed the money to pull the trigger and begin operations next spring,” Katherine Dowson, executive director of Friends of Pathways, told the News&Guide. “We want to thank the Town Council, county commissioners and mayor for their incredible leadership. Bike share could have big impacts for Jackson in terms of traffic congestionREAD MORE

 

 

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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 can be achieved by riding bicycle can be seen in the realm of physical fitness, environmental care, financial savings and traffic congestion solution.

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 system by making it easier for people to get to and from START bus stops and move around town without a car.

For locals and area businesses, a permanent Bike Share program has the potential to:

  • Reduce traffic congestion in summer months
  • Alleviate parking challenges for both employees & visitors
  • Supplement other forms of public transit
  • Curb carbon emissions & reduce gas consumption

Energy Conservation Works sees the Bike Share as one part of a successful program to reduce emissions from transportation. We commend the Town Council and ECW’s Board for their role in moving forward options to increase mobility in downtown Jackson during our busiest summer months. 

Energy Conservation Works’ mission is to provide leadership, implementation and education specific to energy conservation, sustainability and efficiency projects. One of their goals is to reduce emissions from transportation.

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 News & Guide, one supporter said, “It’s a great thing to have around town — very convenient.”

Bike Share is a revolution in transportation, complementing existing public transit and providing connectivity by filling in the gaps where no other modes exist. It is a healthy, sustainable, and affordable form of public transportation.

For locals and area businesses, a permanent Bike Share program has the potential to:

  • Reduce traffic congestion in summer months
  • Alleviate parking challenges for both employees & visitors
  • Supplement other forms of public transit
  • Curb carbon emissions & reduce gas consumption
The Bike Share demo is essential to determining if, and how, a permanent Bike Share system could be implemented in Jackson. But we need feedback from both businesses and employees. Please click here to take our two-minute survey! Your ideas and opinions are critical to finding an alternative transportation alternative that meets community needs while also complementing town character & values.

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 join us this evening!Bike Share Jackson Hole is an ideal transportation alternative for Jackson workers and anyone who wants to avoid traffic congestion and parking limitations in Jackson’s core business areas. Friends of Pathways is asking area businesses and employers to help spread the word about Bike Share Jackson Hole by posting fliers in their break rooms, sharing information via email and encouraging the use of Bike Share for the next three weeks. 

For posters and pamphlets on Bike Share Jackson Hole, please contact Lauren Dickey at program@friendsofpathways.org.

What’s Bike Share?
Bike sharing is a revolution in transportation, extending personal mobility through a network of publicly available bicycles that can be checked out using an app on your smartphone or online. Bike sharing complements existing public transit, providing connectivity by filling in the gaps where no other modes exist. It is a healthy, sustainable, and affordable form of public transportation. 

From July 15 – August 5, a fleet of bicycles will be available throughout Jackson, providing fast, easy and free access around town for locals and visitors!

How does it work?
It’s simple, convenient and FREE.

RESERVE: Find and reserve using the bike keypad interface, mobile app or website
RELEASE: Unlock the bike by entering your PIN 
RIDE: Zip to work. Cruise downtown. Meet up with friends.
RETURN: Lock it at a hub station or FOP labeled bike rack when you’re done 

Friends of Pathways will host the Main Hub at the Home Ranch Parking Lot for the duration of the demo. This will be the location to come see the bikes, sign a waiver, and get set up to use the program for the three weeks it will be in town. Bikes can also be picked up from four other conveniently located hubs. Interested users are encouraged to sign up in advance at friendsofpathways.org/bike-share.

How do I get started?
Visit www.friendsofpathways.org/bike-share to signup today! Or visit the Main Hub at the Home Ranch Building, 210 N. Cache, starting Wednesday!

Bike Share Launches July 15

Bike Share Jackson Hole is Almost Here!
Starts Wednesday, July 15 through August 5

Friends 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 healthy means of getting around town while reducing the valley’s carbon footprint. 

Bike Share Jackson Hole will launch at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 15, with an event at the Home Ranch ‘Main Hub,’ located at 210 North Cache Street. Participants will have the chance to test out the new smart bikes, riding to Snow King Mountain for Jackson Hole Live. Bike Share Jackson Hole officials will be on site to sign-up participants, answer questions and give tutorials. 

What’s Bike Share?
Bike sharing is a revolution in transportation, extending personal mobility through a network of publicly available bicycles that can be checked out using an app on your smartphone or online. Bike sharing complements existing public transit, providing connectivity by filling in the gaps where no other modes exist. It is a healthy, sustainable, and affordable form of public transportation. 

From July 15 – August 5, a fleet of bicycles will be available throughout Jackson, providing fast, easy and free access around town for locals and visitors!

How does it work?
It’s simple, convenient and FREE.

RESERVE: Find and reserve using the bike keypad interface, mobile app or website
RELEASE: Unlock the bike by entering your PIN 
RIDE: Zip to work. Cruise downtown. Meet up with friends.
RETURN: Lock it at a hub station or any public bike rack when you’re done 

Friends of Pathways will host the Main Hub at the Home Ranch Parking Lot for the duration of the demo. This will be the location to come see the bikes, sign a waiver, and get set up to use the program for the three weeks it will be in town. Bikes can also be picked up from four other conveniently located hubs. Interested users are encouraged to sign up in advance atfriendsofpathways.org/bike-share.

Why Bike Share?
Outsmart summer traffic & reduce congestion with this smart, fun and healthy transit option. Bike Share can be a new addition to the transportation options in Jackson during the busy summer months. This important demo gives locals the chance to experience a Bike Share system for free while also providing valuable feedback to community leaders!

Be a part of Jackson’s innovative transportation solution!

How do I get started?
Visit www.friendsofpathways.org/bike-share to signup today! Or visit the Main Hub at the Home Ranch Building, 210 N. Cache, starting Wednesday!