Our mission is to improve the quality of life and livability within our community. A bike-share program aligns us with this mission. Research shows bike-share programs improve the health, business, well-being, environment and economy of participating cities. Also, this program will provide an alternative and active form of transportation. The Salem/Keizer public transit system does not run on the weekends and those in need of transportation after-hours will greatly benefit from this affordable service. Also, with the opening of the new pedestrian bridge, Salem contains the largest urban park network in the nation which provides perfect timing to launch a bike-share program!