- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City’s bike share program has doubled about a year and a half since it began.

GREENBike has 160 bikes across the city, with eight new stations going in this month.

The Downtown Alliance in a Monday statement said a series of grants is paying for the expansion. They are from the Wasatch Front Regional Council, the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency and the Utah Department of Transportation. The Utah Clean Air Partnership also provided a grant.

Last year, About 6,100 people participated in the program that costs $5 for one day.

City officials in the statement praised the program for helping to improve Utah’s air quality by cutting down on motorized travel.

Other program sponsors including LDS Hospital and Key Bank have helped foot costs of the program.

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