SlC launches bike share program

Tuesday , April 09, 2013 - 5:54 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City has launched a new, membership-based bike share program that organizers say will offer environmentally friendly transportation at key downtown spots.

City officials and sponsors on Monday launched the program, which features 100 bicycles stationed at 10 automated kiosks downtown.

Borrowers will pay anywhere from $5 for a day's access to bicycles to $75 for an annual membership, which includes a free helmet.

The program allows borrowers to take a bike from any station as many times as they want for 30 minutes at a time.

Salt Lake's bicycle-riding mayor, Ralph Becker, says the program is a convenient and efficient option for residents.

SelectHealth, Kennecott Utah Copper Corp., Fidelity Investments, Backcountry.com, Visit Salt Lake and LDS Hospital are sponsoring the program.

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