Puget Sound Bike Share received a $500,000 grant from Seattle Children’s Hospital that will provide adult helmets at future bike-share stations in the Seattle area, the hospital announced Monday.
PSBS will operate two bike-share stations on the main campus of Seattle Children’s which is the first major Seattle-area employer to invest in the program.
“Bike share will be a success in King County because of generous and visionary community partners like Seattle Children’s Hospital,” PSBS executive director Holly House said in a news release.
The program will help Seattle Children’s employees find commute alternatives, Lisa Brandenburg, Seattle Children’s president, said in a news release. As part of the partnership, employees will receive program memberships.
PSBS is a nonprofit working to bring a bike-sharing system to the Seattle area. The first phase of the program is scheduled to launch in spring 2014 and will include 50 bike-share stations and 500 bikes near Seattle’s most popular urban destinations. The program has received $1.75 million in state and federal grants.