PeaceHealth Rides bike share system in Eugene is off to a great start

May 25, 2018

EUGENE, Ore. – You’ve seen them all over town – those new blue bikes with the distinctive baskets. In its first month, PeaceHealth Rides, Eugene’s public bike share system, has attracted 3,747 active members.  Those members have taken 20,701 trips, logging a total of 27,726 miles.

“Our first month of operations exceeded expectations in terms of high ridership from the start,” said Lindsey Hayward, general manager for PeaceHealth Rides. “It’s exciting to see the community embrace bike share as a new transportation resource.”

PeaceHealth Rides launched on April 19, with 300 bikes, 35 stations in Eugene and one at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. The stations are clustered near Eugene’s downtown core, the Whiteaker neighborhood and the University of Oregon campus.

PeaceHealth Rides is an environmentally friendly transportation alternative to cars and buses. For a modest charge-- $1 for 15 minutes or $15 a month for most users—riders can pick up and drop off bicycles for one-way trips. Under a special launch promotion, new members can sign up for their first month for $2.

Riders are strongly encouraged to follow the rules of the road and to always wear a bike helmet.

About PeaceHealth Rides: PeaceHealth Rides offers a healthy, convenient and fun way to explore the community. It is a partnership between the city of Eugene, University of Oregon and Social Bicycles by JUMP Bikes, and is sponsored by PeaceHealth. For more information, visit https://www.peacehealthrides.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeaceHealthRides.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

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