Boise To Launch Shared E-Bike Pilot

After the city nixed its bike share program due to the pandemic and other issues, a fleet of 50 electric bicycles will be available to Boise residents and visitors from July until the end of October.

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June 16, 2022, 10:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Boise GreenBike station with bikes

Boise's former bike share program, GreenBike, folded during the pandemic after losing title sponsors and running into technology and equipment issues. | WHITE.studio / Boise GreenBike station

Boise will soon have an electric bike share fleet that will operate throughout the summer, according to the city’s transit agency, Valley Regional Transit (VRT). As stated in an article by KTVD staff, “Bikes will be available for rent 24/7 at $10 per hour. Monthly memberships are available for $39, which would include one hour of free ride time each day, according to VRT.”

“VRT’s current plan for the bike-share system is to include more bikes over time, but also develop efforts to distribute the bikes more equitably throughout the city.” The 50 electric bikes will be operated by Drop Mobility.

Previously, “VRT operated the Boise GreenBike system from April 2015 until September of 2020 when VRT closed it because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of title sponsors, and equipment technology issues.”

More information about the program is available on the VRT website.

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