Your guide for touring Salt Lake City by shared transportation
Salt Lake City has various sites to see and offers various methods of transportation to see them. The most popular methods of transportation are biking, scooters and busing. The top companies for shared transportation are:
Utah’s only nonprofit bike share system is dedicated to offering the community an affordable, convenient, and sustainable transportation option. According to their website, GREENbike Utah, the company has Offset more than 5.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the air, preventing more than 6.4 million vehicle miles from impacting local roads and burning more than 79.1 million calories. GREENbikes are not rentals like their counterparts. . Riders can take any bike, from any station, as many times as they like for a small membership fee. Memberships range from $5 for 24-hour access to $75 for 12 months.
Lime offers both Ebikes and Scooter options to Utah residents with an easy to use App to locate rental locations. The cost of each Lime Access rental option is as follows: Lime-S and Lime-E: 50 cents to unlock, 7 cents per minute. LimeBike: 5 cents for every 30 minutes.
Spin also offers both Ebikes and scooter options. Spin partners with campuses and cities to provide all riders a mobility option, even those without smartphones or with limited incomes. Spin pricing varies by location
One of the most popular transportations, offers a “Hop-on – Hop-Off Bus Tour” in the Salt Lake City region. US Bus has the only open-air and double-decker bus in the state. The tours provide onboard commentary that gives riders a quick way to see the main attractions of the city. They also offer special tours including, the Antelope Island tour, the Great Salt Lake tour, and on-request private or wedding tours. Prices range from $19 for children up to $35 for adults with student and senior discounts.
Visitors can use SLC’s extensive network of ride-share options to tour some of the city’s most popular sites all without the need for a rental car. A short 19 min TRAX ride will take visitors to the Temple Square Station which is a brisk 6 min walk to your first GREENbike station. From there, visitors have a plethora of destinations to choose from.
Such as Liberty park SLC’s oldest park which hosts a Farmers Market every Friday from 4:00 pm to sunset. While you’re there be sure to stop by Pig & a Jelly Jar for a local’s favorite brunch spot.
Up next is the historic Trolley Square mall housed in old trolley barns offering shopping and dining options in a charming and historic atmosphere. Trolley Square has been nationally recognized since 1996 as SLC was one of the first cities to adopt a trolley car system. This building served as a birth for trolley cars until the early 1950s at which time it was converted to bus storage in 1969
After a long day of shopping, visitors can head to Squatters for a burger and brew. Squatters first opened its doors in 1989 ending a 22-year beer brewing drought in Salt Lake City. Located in the historic Boston Hotel Squatters offers a variety of food and beer options.