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START Bike Season Wraps-Up in October
Bikes will be slowly removed from service starting the week of October 15th
Jackson, Wyoming – October 11, 2018. START Bus, in partnership with Friends of Pathways, plans to conclude the inaugural season of START Bike next week. On Monday, October 15, staff will begin to remove the START Bikes from town streets and into storage for the winter months. It is anticipated that the START Bikes will be placed back into service in April of 2019.
START Bike provides a convenient and easy-to-use transportation alternative for short trips in the downtown area. This past summer, residents and visitors alike utilized the START Bikes located at docking stations throughout the Town of Jackson. During the week of October 15, those wishing to utilize the bike program are encouraged to use the START Bike app in order to locate available bikes. Please expect that START Bike service will be reduced beginning next week.
START Bus would like to thank Friends of Pathways for administering a successful first year of START Bike. The bike share program operated efficiently, providing increased mobility for visitors and residents, meeting START’s mission of providing convenient transportation that is affordable, service oriented and environmentally friendly.
“START Bike is a leading example of government working with other entities to enhance the quality of life in our community,” said Darren Brugmann, START Director. “Thank you to everyone who participated in the first year of START Bike and to Friends of Pathways for operating the system.”
In the following weeks, START will release a use report on the START Bike program for the 2018 season. For more information on START Bike, visit www.startbikejh.com.
About the Town of Jackson
The Town of Jackson is located in the northwest section of Wyoming. It was named in 1894 and officially incorporated in 1914. Jackson has a population of 9,577 and is the county seat of Teton County. It sits at an elevation of 6,237 feet above sea level and serves as the gateway into Grand Teton National Park.
About Friends of Pathways
Friends of Pathways is the community advocate for access to sustainable transportation and healthy recreation in Jackson Hole.
About BCycle, LLC
Headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, BCycle develops and delivers best-in-class bike share systems worldwide, and is committed to providing an environmentally sustainable transportation alternative for cities. BCycle has successfully launched more bike sharing systems in the United States than any other company, and has done so on time and under budget with bike share systems that are secure, reliable and scalable. For more information, visit www.bcycle.com.
TOWN OF JACKSON CONTACT START BIKE CONTACT
Carl Pelletier Lauren Dickey
(307) 734-3488 (317) 797-6022