GREENbike Announces Equity Program: GREENbike Go Pass
SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 6, 2020) — GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike-share system, is excited to announce the launch of its Go Pass, an annual pass discounted to $5 from the typical $75 annual membership price.
GREENbike’s Go Pass is available to all Utah residents with a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, those who receive food assistance, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or anyone who is a client of a Go Pass partner organization.
“According to Envision Utah, the average Utah family spends 29% of their household budget on transportation. But low-income families are spending 36%. It’s their single largest expense behind housing,” said Ben Bolte, Founder and Executive Director of GREENbike. “As a local non-profit, I feel we have a responsibility to make it easier for all community members to have access to affordable, clean, green transportation.”
Thanks to the support of GREENbike’s title sponsor SelectHealth, the nonprofit was able to create the Go Pass.
“SelectHealth has been a title sponsor of GREENbike since the program started in 2012. We are thrilled to be able to expand our support to include South Salt Lake and several new stations on the West side of Salt Lake City,” said Patricia Richards, President & CEO of SelectHealth. “We are especially proud of supporting the ‘Go Pass’ that will make GREENbike even more affordable for people who are facing financial challenges at this time.”
Those interested can sign up online at http://greenbikeslc.org/gopass. For $5 a year, Go Pass holders receive a member card and have unlimited 60-minute bike rides for 365 days. Payment can be made with a credit card, debit card, most prepaid cards, or cash.
If paying with a card, Go Pass holders can sign up online or in-person. Cash payments must be made in person at the GREENbike office on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. or by appointment. To schedule an appointment to pay by cash, contact GREENbike’s Marketing & Engagement Manager Katie Mykleseth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 613-7245. The GREENbike office is located at 150 S. State St. Suite 100 Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
GREENbike had already begun partnering with local organizations to connect their clients to information about the Go Pass. Initial partners have included Volunteers of America, Utah; Circles Salt Lake County; Utah Community Action; United Way of Salt Lake 2-1-1, and the Crossroads Urban Center. GREENbike is looking for additional partners to help spread the word about the Go Pass. GREENbike requests that all agencies and organizations interested in partnering contact GREENbike’s Marketing & Engagement Manager.
GREENbike follows in the footsteps of equity programs within bike-share systems nationally, such as the Red Bike Go program in Cincinnati.
More information about the Go Pass is available at greenbikeslc.org/gopass.
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GREENbike, SLC’s non-profit bike share, connects our community with employment centers, high-density residential units, transit stops, and popular entertainment destinations. The program serves as a mechanism to improve community health, air quality, and increase the use of existing transit infrastructure. GREENbike is a non-profit, public/private partnership between Salt Lake City, UTA, SelectHealth, and other private sponsors.
SelectHealth is a not-for-profit health plan serving more than 850,000 members. Together with Intermountain Healthcare®, we are committed to helping people live the healthiest lives possible®. SelectHealth offers medical, dental, vision, pharmacy benefit management, and life and disability coverage to its members. For details, visit selecthealth.org.