Eugene’s bike share program has a title sponsor which will help it get on the road. The expected launch date is in April.
PeaceHealth will help fund the program with 900-thousand dollars over three years. The program has additional funding from ODOT and the University of Oregon. Eugene bike share will offer 300 bikes that people can use for short trips around the city. Lindsey Hayward is with JUMP Bikes, the company that will operate the bike share program. “Eugene is such a great bike community,” Hayward says, “And bike culture and having bike share here to give people more opportunities to get on a bike, try out a bike for commuting or recreation or general health is really exciting.”
The bikes are blue with a Peacehealth logo. Eugene Bike share will initially launch in the U of O neighborhood, downtown and the Whiteaker.