Organizers Wednesday showed off one of 15 bicycle stations expected to open by the end of April, this one at Boise’s Grove Plaza.
Once the system is up and running, 114 public bikes will be available for use across Downtown and at Boise State University. Annual memberships costs $70 for an hour of riding per day, or a pay-as-you-go rate of $4 per hour. A discounted annual membership is available for students.
The money from the U.S. Department of Transporation covered a large part of the project’s startup costs. Valley Regional Transit hopes to cover ongoing expenses through memberships and corporate sponsorships. The first two sponsors, SelectHealth and St. Luke’s Health System, were on hand for Wednesday’s event.