EUGENE, Ore. -- Today marked the first birthday of PeaceHealth Rides.
The bike-share program was started by PeaceHealth in an attempt to leave a smaller carbon footprint in Eugene.
Lindsay Hayward, the general manager of the program, said it's been an overwhelming success.
"It's been a really great year in terms of ridership. It's definitely exceeded our expectations in terms of how well the bikes are getting utilized, how many people really see bike share as a part of the infrastructure of Eugene," Hayward said.
Those who use the program said it's been crucial in making sure they get where they need to be.
One student, Danielle Didier, said it has saved her time when traveling across campus.
"There's been times where I had 10 minutes to get to class, and my class was all the way across campus, so I jumped on the PeaceHealth through the app which is easy and I just hopped on, rode and got to class actually pretty quickly," Didier said.
And she's not alone. In its first year, there's been almost 200,000 trips and over 200,000 miles traveled.
"There's been a lot of integration on campus with the University of Oregon students continuing to use them, so it's overall just been a huge success," Hayward said.
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