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October 28 4:00 AM

Route 2, 3, 4

Routes 2, 3, 4: The stop at the airport has moved to the general public traffic lanes on the lower loop of Airport Way. The stop is located from pillar 14 to pillar 17 at the end of the arrivals pick up lanes

December 01 12:00 AM

Route 3

Route 3: The outbound stop at Vista and Spalding is closed temp stop placed far side.

January 05 6:00 AM

Route 42

Route 42: outbound and inbound stops have been closed due to the new roundabout causing safety issues. Ooutbound temp stop is East of Birch Ln & Red Oak Dr. Inbound temp stop is West of Birch Ln & Red Oak Dr.

January 18 12:00 AM

Route 4

Route 4: Outbound stop on Roosevelt and Kootenai is closed, no temp stop.

January 23 6:00 AM

Route 42

Route 42 stops closed due to construction: Franklin Rd & Robinson Rd (SEC), and Franklin Rd & Star Rd (NWM). No temp stops placed. Passengers can use Franklin & Tiegs, or Franklin & Black Cat.

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Vall-eBike is Live, and the First Rides are Free!

The long-awaited return of a shared bicycle rental program in Boise is here. Vall-eBike, Valley Regional Transit’s innovative approach to micro-mobility, launched a 50-bike pilot electric-assist bike-share program on July 13.

The pilot, which will run through the end of October, aims to demonstrate the benefits and popularity of electric-assist bike-share as an additional mobility solution. Bikes will be available for rental 24 hours a day at various price points, from Pay as You Go, to monthly memberships and day passes. VRT is also offering an equity program for low-income residents and reduced rates for its City Go program members. For details, visit the system website RideValleBike.com.

Throughout the pilot program’s duration, the first 30-minute ride will be free. To take advantage of the free ride promotion, users must download the
Vall-eBike app from either the 
Apple app store or the Google Play store, and enter the promo code ‘ridevallebike.’

The 50 electric-assist shared bicycles are the product of Drop Mobility, a company that won a VRT bike-share request for proposal more than two years ago. Drop offered a low-cost lease of the demonstration bikes to generate interest in the new system and attract sponsors for a more extensive system next year.

Electric-assist shared bicycles have transformed the bike-share industry. Cities that have adopted the technology routinely see a dramatic increase in ridership because users can more easily get to their destinations with the added electric boost. Plans for the bike-share system include more bikes but also efforts to distribute the bikes more equitably throughout the community.

Valley Regional Transit operated the Boise GreenBike system from April 2015 until September 2020. VRT closed the system because of the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of title sponsors, and equipment technology issues.

Capital City Development Corp. (CCDC) has committed $50,000 to support the launch of the new bike share pilot program. In addition to their initial investment in the program, CCDC is matching the next $50,000 in sponsorships. VRT has secured $10,000 from the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition, $5,000 from the Idaho Advocates for Community Transportation, and $5,000 from KeyBank, which CCDC will match. The match offer from CCDC will expire on September 1, 2022. Interested sponsors should contact Dave Fotsch, Programs Director with Valley Regional Transit, at dfotsch@valleyregionaltransit.org or by phone at 208-331-9266.

Visit the Vall-eBike website