Introducing PeaceHealth Rides
PeaceHealth Rides is a network of bike share stations, where users can pick up and drop off publicly available bicycles for one-way trips across the city. PeaceHealth Rides conveniently and affordably complements other transit, keeping you healthy and on the go.
The City of Eugene, Lane Transit District, and University of Oregon have contracted with Social Bikes to provide a unified bike share program, PeaceHealth Rides, for community. Bike share users can choose a membership plan that best suits their needs including one-time, monthly, and annual memberships. There are also group pass options for large employers. Learn more about PeaceHeath Rides here.
About Bike Share
Bike share is an innovative transportation program, whereby system subscribers have access to bicycles through self-service kiosk locations throughout the community.
Characteristics of a bike share program:
- It is oriented to short-term, point-to-point use.
- Most rides are only around 15-20 minutes and 1-3 miles.
- The bicycle can be returned to any number of self-serve bike share stations, including the original check out location. "Smart Bikes" can also be locked in any area that contains a "geo-fence" such as special events sites like Ducks football games.
- Generally, the bicycles are one style and easy to operate with simple components and adjustable seats.
- The rental transaction is fully automated and there is no need for on-site staff.
Why Bike Share?
- Reduction of personal transportation and health care costs (these items make up over 22% of average U.S. household spending).
- Reduction in car-related carbon emissions (e.g. Denver B-cycle helped avoid 729,783 lbs of CO2 in 2011).
- Healthy commuting alternative (30 minutes of daily exercise can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease).
- Strengthen economic development and increase economic activity (77% of Deco Bike users in Miami were more likely to patronize a business with a bike share station close-by).
- It provides first-mile and last-mile connections to transit and can also help relieve the pressure on over-capacity transit lines during peak hours.