Bright green bikes spreading through the Valley

Posted at 8:29 AM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 11:29:17-04

Big news for those who like to bike, but don't own two wheels.

The GRID bike sharing program just expanded into Mesa, after it rolled out in Phoenix in November of 2014. The City of Phoenix says they’ve seen the program make huge strides since then.

Compared to this time last year, the city has seen a 30 percent increase in ridership. They've also added a few new stations to keep up with that growth, including one right next to Chase Field.

Many use them, but one woman says there's no way she's hopping on one.

“There's just so much traffic,” says Phoenix resident Veronica Monge. “I think it's dangerous to have that many bikes on the roads, honestly.”

Cities across the Valley are trying to make biking safer and more accessible, and with the passing of Prop 104 last year, Phoenix now has the funds to do just that.

The bright green bikes are expected to hit Tempe later this year.