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SLC Bike Share hits a milestone - Salt Lake Magazine

Photo courtesy of SLC Bike Share

By Jaime Winston

It started as a city project several years ago, when Salt Lake City
Mayor Ralph Becker noticed the successful bike share programs of
Europe, and in 2010, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis.


Ben Bolte, who worked for the city government, was tasked with
researching those programs and how one could be set up in SLC. In the
end, the city decided it would be better managed elsewhere and turned
the project over to Downtown Alliance. “And I came with it,” Bolte says.

Now, SLC Bike Share (and Bolte who stuck with the project from day
one) has hit a milestone. This week, docking stations, where bikes will
be kept for riders, were unveiled across the city.

Starting April 8, locals and visitors to the city can use purchased SLC
Bike Share membership cards, which will give them access to the bikes
at the docking stations. “All you have to do is take your membership
card and tap it to the dock—you don’t even have to take it out of
your wallet,” Bolte says. “A green light comes on, and you just pull the
bike out.”

Unlike bike rentals, the bikes are only used for short trips across town
to another docking station. There will be 10 altogether—11 later this
summer. Docking stations, themselves, are solar powered and include a
pay station and a system map.


Key Bank station near Temple Sqaure. Photo courtesy of SLC Bike Share.

Each bike can be taken for 30 minutes, and once you return a bike, you
can take another for 30 minutes. There’s no limit on bikes per day. If a bike
is out longer than 30 minutes, the rider is charged a small fee. No
two stations are more than 15 to 20 minutes apart.

“Each station has space for about 13 bikes,” Bolte says. “But we want
to leave almost half of the docks empty, so people riding to a specific
station will be able to dock a bike.”

After the few months of the program, you might notice more or less bikes
at each station, depending on which are used most.

Bikes have a basket to carry a briefcase or take-out meal, front and rear
LED lights and a GPS tracking system that allows riders to track
their distance and calories burned online.

Overall, the project is going to cost about $1 million to get running—one
third of the required funds has come from the city and the remaining
two-thirds from private sponsors.

Along with the bikes, docking stations, GPS tracking technology,
maintenance and more, a staff will move bikes from station to station,
making sure they’re available where people are expected to pick them
up most often at different times of day.

But with all that’s involved, one of the toughest parts for Bolte has
been finding out how to present the sponsors and the right balance of
logos on bikes. “You’re trying to create an environment where
potential sponsors feel like they’re getting their money’s worth, but we
don’t want it to look like a NASCAR bike,” Bolte says. “You have to find
this middle ground.”

Of course, the overall goal of the entire program is to eliminate
unnecessary car trips. “Air quality is such a big thing in Utah right now,"
Bolte says. “We think in the first year alone, we will eliminate driving by
77 thousand miles.”

It’s $5 for a one-day membership, $15 for a week and $75 for a year.
Salt Lake City employees and employees of sponsors and 501 c3 non-
profits get 25 percent off. Membership cards can also be used in other
cities with similar bike share programs. Annual membership earns you a
free helmet, which can be picked up at Salt Lake City Bicycle Company
or UTA’s Intermodal Hub.

“Everybody loves it,” Bolte says. “It’s such a cool, fun new
thing.”

For info on bike share events, the big ribbon cutting, the mobile app and
a list of docking stations and cities you can use your membership or to
find out how to get a membership, visit greenbikeslc.org.


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I took these pictures a week ago, but haven't had time to post them yet. Hope you enjoy.

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Sugarhouse Streetcar construction:
At 500 East:





At 600 East:






As you can see, there is great potential for redevelopment, all along the line!
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I was in SLC last weekend; here's a video of the TRAX test train on North Temple (just west of the viaduct) from Monday

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Hello, I've been watching the transit and urban
developments in the Salt Lake City area for a while and I find it pretty interesting
the efforts to build TOD that you are doing.

I think the efforts of building all these TOD's in the SLC area is like no other place in
the U.S. Maybe Denver comes close, but I think that SLC is ahead in actually
building them (coincidentally, both are the biggest mountain cities of the U.S. and
both are the capital and biggest cities at the same time of their respective states) .
I've seen at least four large areas of development already happening or about
to happen: Daybreak, Murray Station, Fairbourne Station and Bangerter Station.
Those developments alone will add thousands of new apartments plus reatail and
office space to the Trax lines plus thousands more in smaller projects scattered
along the TRAX.

Maybe Daybreak stands out as the largest one, in an area previously undeveloped.
I made a secuency of the growth of this development, it seems that it is now the
time of the more urban part, next to the two TRAX stations of the area.


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Salt Lake City's bike sharing initiative ready to launch

By Ben Lockhart, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's capital will become the 20th city in the United States to adopt a small-distance
bike sharing program when it launches GREENbike Monday and introduces a fleet of 100 bicycles and 10 kiosks
throughout downtown...


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I hope the people of the city are nice to these so that we can continue to have them.

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This is the project under construction near the Meadowbrook TRAX Station: http://method-studio.com/work/housing/millcreek/

Also the Arts Space project on 800 South is building a second phase south of the existing buildings towards 900 South. It will add 45 units to the project. They also own more property in the area so I wouldn't be surprised to see a 3rd phase in the near future.

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Huge numbers have been placed on
the 644 City Station apartments. When lit up at night the numbers
are white, and during the day they look black. 1 Bed 1 bath
apartments start at $950 up to 3 bed 2 bath for $1670 in this building.

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The North Sixth Project (Phase I) creates a vibrant, multi-use, mixed-income development on
one of the premier transit-oriented sites in the state. Steps away from North Temple’s Trax
and Frontrunner junction, adjacent to I-15, and just 2 blocks north of Salt Lake’s Intermodal
Hub, the North Sixth site is within walking distance to virtually every form of transportation
available in Utah.
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The mural on the proposed structure is only being shown as an example of what a mural
could look like on the structure. This mural already exists on a building at 200 East and 200 South...


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Also, the Liberty Gateway apartments are coming along quickly. They
are already up to the third floor on the south side of the building.
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Downtown - Airport Line Ready To Launch

“The airport line is one that everybody is going to use, whether you’re an employee or patrons that ride for travel,” said UTA senior project manager Jim Webb, who introduced the new line to reporters in a media preview Wednesday."


A train leaves the North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station during a media preview of the new Airport TRAX line in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)


A train stops at Salt Lake City International Airport during a media preview of the new Airport TRAX line in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)


Here's what you need to know about taking TRAX to the SLC airport

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...C-airport.html


A TRAX test train leaves Salt Lake City International Airport, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

Ravell Call, Deseret News

Ravell Call, Deseret News

• Service begins this weekend with a unique Saturday promotion.

• Trains will drop passengers at a newly constructed “welcome center” that is directly adjacent to Terminal 1 — the Southwest Airlines Terminal —which is also an easy walk to terminal 2. It means no additional ground transportation is needed once you leave the train.

• The trip from downtown Salt Lake City's Arena station at 400 West and South Temple is estimated to take 20 minutes, with trains departing every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends.

• The downtown free fare zone does not apply to the airport route. Riders are required to pay standard one-way fare of $2.50.

• The Airport Line is part of UTA’s Green Line, with service between West Valley City and the airport. Riders can transfer from TRAX anywhere between Central Pointe Station (2100 South) and Arena Station. FrontRunner riders may transfer to the new line at the North Temple Bridge Station.

• The six-mile, light-rail Green Line has stops along North Temple at 500 West, 800 West, 1100 West, 1500 West, 1950 West and at Salt Lake International Airport...

...“It’s also excellent for (local) businesses and people traveling here for hotels and conventions. The new line will be very convenient for the customer.”...

...Under construction since January 2009, the new $393 TRAX extension is one of five rail projects UTA has had on its construction agenda in the past few years. The others included the $535 million Mid-Jordan Red Line that operates between Daybreak and the University of Utah, along with the $370 million West Valley Green Line that will now operate between Valley Fair Mall and the airport. There is also the $212 million Draper TRAX extension and the $850 million FrontRunner South commuter-rail line that runs from downtown Salt Lake City to Provo.



UTA spokesman Chad Saley talks with reporters during a media preview of the new Airport TRAX line in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

The original combined budget was $2.8 billion for all five lines. The program thus far is coming in at approximately $2.3 billion, UTA said...

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I got the chance to ride the airport extension last night to pick someone up from the airport. Guys. It's stellar. The ride is much, much smoother on this section of track. The stations are quite beautifully designed, as is North Temple itself. The entire project looks pretty darn elegant at night. I was heartened to see a good amount of suitcase-lugging travelers already using the train on the way back (and this was after 9:30 pm). All of them were marveling at how Salt Lake is so cosmopolitan now that it has a train connecting its city center to its airport.

I was bursting with civic pride, needless to say.

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I need to see it at night! I rode it last Saturday when they were doing it for free, and yeah, the ride is quite nice. I was amazed at the whole transformation or North Temple. The sidewalks, the landscaping, the street lights and the Trax stations are all beautifully done. Now the development just needs to come in. There were a lot of dilapidated motels that would make great locations for TOD's.

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...I saw an article on Forbes.com that really talks up the new TRAX Airport Line, City Creek Center, The Leonardo, Natural History Museum, and more. The article is about long layovers at airports at Heathrow, in Singapore, et al., and... Salt Lake City.

Here's our segment...
"Unfortunately, few U.S. airports rarely offer the ease or public transport connections into their affiliated cities that Heathrow does, but one rare exception is Salt Lake City, a major Delta hub, which just this week debuted TRAX, a light rail train into downtown. Trains depart every 15 minutes, and with a 20-minute ride, it is easy to hit the main downtown sights – Salt Lake is wrapping up a $5 billion downtown infrastructure renaissance that includes the new Leonardo Science Museum, new Natural History Museum, new mixed use indoor/outdoor City Creek Center, along with existing attractions such as Temple Square, the most visited site in the State.

"Even before TRAX, Salt Lake, just 6-miles outside of town, was one of the very few US cities offering scheduled free airport tours for passengers with layovers of 2-hours or more. The tours of Temple Square are run with small vans departing and returning from each terminal from 11AM- 5:30 PM and are free to anyone holding a boarding pass or ticket. The unique service is a joint venture of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitor Bureau, the Utah Travel Council, the 2002 Olympic Visitor Information Coalition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Travelers Aid Society, and the airlines serving the Salt Lake City International Airport."
Read the article.

It almost seems as if this article was specifically timed for release just after the TRAX line to the airport opened...

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I saw a youtube of the Airport Trax. It all looked nice, until the train had to stop and wait for left turning cars.

If cities are spending all these billions on transit. They should really design rapid transit to be "rapid". Waiting for left turning cars and traffic lights makes no sense.
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This photo rendering shows 1100 East after the proposed Sugar House Streetcar. (Salt Lake City Corp.)

City Council steers Sugar House streetcar extension to 1100 East

By McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...1100-East.html

SALT LAKE CITY — Calling it a vote for improved air quality, Kyle LaMalfa cast the tiebreaking vote of support for an extension of the Sugar House streetcar line eastward onto 1100 East.

"For me, this vote is about winter and summer inversions that are choking us," the Salt Lake City councilman said Tuesday before casting the final vote...

...The first phase of the Sugar House streetcar will be operational by the end of the year, connecting to TRAX at the Central Point Station, 221 W. 2100 South.

Mayor Ralph Becker and his team supported the extension (Phase II) proposed in a private study, continuing the route north from the end of the streetcar line at Fairmont Park, 1040 East, and turning onto 1100 East toward Westminster College...




City Council: Sugar House Streetcar will run on 1100 East

By Christopher Smart | The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politic...sugar.html.csp

In a 4-3 vote Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Council endorsed the controversial 1100 East alignment for Phase II of the Sugar House Streetcar line.

By selecting a "preferred alternative," the city now can seek federal funding for an extension of the line from 2100 S. Highland Drive north along 1100 East to 1700 South. The estimated cost of the extension is about $20 million.

Neither federal nor local funding mechanisms have been identified. And no time frame has been set for construction.

Voting in favor of the 1100 East route were Carlton Christensen, Kyle LaMalfa, Stan Penfold and Jill Remington Love. Soren Simonsen, Charlie Luke and Luke Garrott cast dissenting votes...


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I saw a youtube of the Airport Trax. It all looked nice, until the train had to stop and wait for left turning cars.

If cities are spending all these billions on transit. They should really design rapid transit to be "rapid". Waiting for left turning cars and traffic lights makes no sense.
Please post the link to the video you are referring to.
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Please post the link to the video you are referring to.


http://youtu.be/mMEeETMQe-A

The train stops around 12:40. I might add the train is going slow approaching this point. Not fast at all. Someone could run faster than that train goes.
13:00 is just before the left turning cars.
Another red light around 14:00

This is how LRT should operate
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I do agree that the timing of lights need to be improved along the entire line. This video however is the southern half of the line the eventually runs to the airport. Where this train ends is the southern terminus of the line, while the Airport is the terminus at the other end of the line.
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West Valley City – Crews have broken ground on the first new residential building located in Fairbourne Station in West
Valley City, a mixed-use redevelopment at the city’s center. Construction of the residential building is the latest milestone
in the city’s revitalization project.
The 225-unit upscale apartment building will be constructed at 2900 West Lehman Avenue (3600 South) between The
Promenade, a six-acre park that opened August 2012, and the new Embassy Suites hotel that opened in January this
year. It is also steps away from an intermodal transit station that offers light rail, bus rapid transit and traditional bus
service.

“New housing options are critical to rebuilding the heart of our city,” said West Valley City assistant city manager Nicole
Cottle. “Fairbourne Station has become the heart of business, retail and entertainment in our city and now we are bringing
in the final pieces to enable more residents to make it their home.”
The Residences at Fairbourne Station are being developed by ICO development, an Ivory Homes Company. Construction
is expected to be complete in Fall 2014, and additional residences are planned for future development.
The three-story building and its units will be Energy-Star-rated. ICO Development describes the new apartment building
as offering a “maintenance-free, resort-like lifestyle,” with controlled access and amenities such as a clubhouse, fitness
center and sports lounge, business center, swimming pool and hot tub, social area and storage. Units include features like
walk-in closets, composite wood plank floors, granite countertops, oversized windows and vaulted ceilings.

Fairbourne Station is a redevelopment project at the heart of West Valley City where employment, shopping,
entertainment and now living combine to create a landmark that showcases the City’s progress. An intermodal transit
station, civic center, park and hotel are already in place at Fairbourne Station. Future plans include the residences now
under construction and additional commercial spaces. The Valley Fair Mall, with new Megaplex Theatres and dozens of
new and remodeled stores and restaurants, is also part of the downtown redevelopment.
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