by Todd Tanner
SALT LAKE CITY — Starting Monday, Salt Lake City residents and visitors will have the option to ride publicly shared bicycles. The program, GREENbike allows short-term bicycle rentals for moving in and around the downtown area.
GREENbike, will have ten stations where people can go to rent one of 100 brightly painted bicycles in the program. Riders will have to pay $5 to rent a bike for 24 hours, $15 for one week, or $75 for an annual pass. The annual pass will allow a bike checkout any time. Fees can be paid with a credit or debit card.
The bikes will feature a security lock, a carrying basket, a chain guard to protect clothing, and a built-in GPS in case the bike is stolen or missing.
Membership information and further details on GREENbike SLC can be found at http://greenbikeslc.org.