Basalt's First Public Transit System

Check out the map to find 23 stations in convenient locations and over 80 bikes available May through October 24/7.

Download Transit App for real time bike and dock availability. This handy app also links up with RFTA for all your commuting needs! Get it for iPhone. Get it on Google Play.

DEMAND FROM RIDERS

The Basalt System is designed to provide safe, reliable, and 24/7 bike access between neighborhoods, bus stops, and commercial centers. WE-cycle will be the first public transportation option available to many neighborhoods throughout the area—reducing pressure on existing park-and-rides and demand for cost prohibitive bus circulator systems. Access to bike share will lead to a healthier, more vibrant, and environmentally-engaged Basalt community.

WE-cycle’s Season Passholders are responsible for the majority of WE-cycle rides, accounting for 62% of all rides in 2015. 43% of these passholders live outside of Aspen but in the Roaring Fork Valley, with the Basalt area accounting for a higher percentage of current season passholders than any other community besides Aspen.

Our riders have made the need for a Basalt WE-cycle System clear, noting that:
• 78% would ride WE-cycle in other towns in the Roaring Fork Valley
• 85% would be more inclined to ride RFTA if they had access to WE-cycle at either end of their trip
• 91% own personal bikes, but still find WE-cycle useful

PUBLIC SECTOR ALIGNMENT

WE-cycle is pleased to have the support of each government in the Basalt area, including: the Town of Basalt and Pitkin and Eagle Counties. WE-cycle is a private partner helping achieve their respective public goals of increasing multi-modal transportation use, improving access to public transportation, and reducing congestion.

Town of Basalt

“Basalt Town Council hereby supports establishing WE-cycle as Basalt’s first public transportation system as it is aligned with
Basalt’s goals.” - Resolution No. 46, Series of 2015

"The Town of Basalt is proud to partner with WE-cycle to effect the goals of our Comprehensive Plan: bringing multiple modes of transportation to existing population centers in Basalt, reducing reliance on personal vehicles, and ensuring that all residents have equal access to public transportation infrastructure."
- Jacque Whitsitt, Mayor

Eagle County

"Eagle County looks forward to our partnership with WE-cycle as it will help to achieve several of the county's transportation goals in our Comprehensive Vision plan, namely supporting healthy lifestyles within our communities as well as providing a multi-modal approach to transportation where the public is less reliant on personal automobiles. WE-cycle will make personal vehicles less essential for those that have them, and reduce the opportunity and mobility burden of those who do not."
- Kathy Chandler-Henry, Eagle County Commissioner

WE-cycle is closely aligned with Eagle County’s transportation vision in its Comprehensive Vision, specifically relating to:

• 3.5.2 Efficient Transportation.
a. Developed areas in Eagle County should be served by multiple
modes of transportation.
• A Healthy Place for All. “Eagle County is a place where residents and
visitors engage in healthy lifestyles, and it should evolve to become a  place where people are not 100% reliant on personal automobiles to get around...This updated Comprehensive Plan further integrates the concept of pedestrian, bicycle, and multi-modal transportation into the definition of transportation, with the hope that cohesive, mass transit-pedestrian-bike friendly development will result...Increasing opportunities for mass and multi-modal transportation could reduce the increase in traffic numbers and road and parking lot congestion in the county, thereby lessening
potential negative impacts to the environment.”
• Multi-Modal Transportation. “A multi-modal transportation approach would solve many of the problems that currently exist on local roads.”

Pitkin County

The Pitkin County Commissioners have been very supportive of WE-cycle's expansion to Basalt as bike share is an important part of their Community Vision, especially providing "ease of mobility via safe and efficient transportation systems."