PeaceHealth announced as title sponsor of Social Bicycles’ Eugene bike share

PeaceHealth and Social Bicycles create PeaceHealth Rides, CEO Rand O'Leary

PeaceHealth Rides

January 30, 2018

In its ongoing commitment to find ways to support community health, access to healthcare and other key social services, PeaceHealth is proud to announce that it will be the lead sponsor of a bike share network that will launch in Eugene and Springfield this spring. This endeavor is in collaboration with Social Bicycles by JUMP Bikes, the City of Eugene, University of Oregon and Lane Transit District.

Bike share is an innovative transportation solution that allows people to check out a bicycle for short urban trips that might otherwise be made by bus or car. This is one of the fastest growing modes of transportation, and is a healthy, environmentally friendly and congestion-reducing transportation alternative.

“Ultimately, we felt strongly about this engagement as we are offering an affordable mode of transportation that allows residents to better access healthcare and other services,” said PeaceHealth Oregon Chief Executive Rand O’Leary. “This partnership also supports healthy lifestyles within our community, while maintaining our strong environmental stewardship.”

This spring, a network of 300 bikes at 35 stations will be accessible to students, residents, commuters, visitors and tourists in the downtown core, on the University of Oregon campus (including Sacred Heart Medical Center and the University District), and in the Whiteaker neighborhood. A station also will be located on the campus of Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

“To ensure the program is accessible to as many residents as possible, we are building in several payment options including a low-income pass,” added O’Leary.

“We are thrilled to partner with PeaceHealth as we prepare for launch this spring. PeaceHealth’s mission is in strong alignment with bike share’s focus on improving the health of our community,” said Lindsey Hayward, general manager at JUMP Bikes.

About JUMP Bikes
JUMP Bikes has been shaping the future of bike share since 2010 from its headquarters in New York City. In 2013, JUMP Bikes launched Social Bicycles, the first dockless bike share system in the U.S. fitted with “smart-bikes” that integrated GPS, payment systems and locks directly onto the bikes themselves. To date, over 15,000 bikes have been deployed in 6 countries across 40 markets and have clocked over 5 million rides. In 2017, the company launched, JUMP, the first dockless electric bike share system in the U.S. Learn more about JUMP Bikes and its Social Bicycles solution at www.socialbicycles.com.

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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