We at Green Ride want to provide Boulder and the surrounding communities a safe, efficient, shared ride, airport service at a fair price, with a genuinely honest and friendly staff while operating in a sustainable manner. We want every passenger to know what to expect when they experience our service: to trust our timing, our efficiency and our methods and in that trust ride stress-free knowing that we will deliver them to their destination in a safe and punctual manner.
Our other vision is imagining all people living life in peace.View a list of our partners here!
Born to compete with an 800 pound multi-national, corporate gorilla, we launched in our home town with concepts far beyond those of conglomerate company values. We started with “Nice”. Let’s be that first and foremost. Efficient and Reliable. That’s a good second as we consolidate it with “Nice”. Honesty and integrity: that’s a great third addition. Let everyone know what they are getting even if it’s not going well. Add caring for people and the planet fourth and we have a company that people will use. All we were saying was give us a chance. And you did. And we drive safely and prosper. And you benefit. And we thank you.
The question we hear most frequently is “How is Green Ride Boulder green?”
The following are some specific things we do to help the environment:
We believe in a shared-ride philosophy. 20 passengers, 19 cars off the road. For each guest’s vehicle that “stays home”, the equivalent of 27 pounds of CO2 gas is not emitted into the atmosphere. In addition, there is less wear and tear on our roads, less congestion, and vehicles last longer and do not need to be replaced as often. Also, fewer vehicles on the road make the roads safer.
We are conscientious about our driving model.
Our policy is to accelerate and decelerate slowly. We drive a maximum of 68 to 70 mph on roads that allow 75 mph. Slower driving is safer, quieter, conserves fuel, and reduces wear and tear on tires, brakes, and other moving components. This helps vehicles last longer, so the amount of energy required to build new vehicles is decreased. We never idle our vehicles needlessly. Our policy is to turn off our vehicles whenever we load or unload passengers.
We use paperless ticketing.
This saves wood, water, energy, and other resources.
We require reservations, so that we can route efficiently and use the right size vehicle for the job.
Our vehicles range in size from our bikes for errands, 6-passenger mini vans, 10-passenger vans, and 14-passenger, 21-passenger and 25 passenger shuttles. We will cancel the 100 mile round trip to DEN if we have no reservations.
We practice the “Four Rs”: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, and Re-purpose.
Our offices are furnished and decorated with re-purposed materials. Our reservation agents work from home, resulting in fewer vehicles on the road and less office space to heat or cool. We hire people who care about the environment. Many employees ride bikes to work.
We spread our “green” locally.
We employ locally. We use local vendors. We are locally-owned and operated.
We do what we can, and it never will be enough.
We are doing many things in many areas and will always strive to exceed our goals and the expectations of the community.
Green Ride Boulder’s (GRB) Shared-Ride Airport Shuttle provides a low cost, environmentally-friendly, transportation service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Boulder, Gunbarrel, Louisville, Superior, and Interlocken. In a GRB vehicle, you share the ride with other travelers, eliminating the need for multiple vehicles traveling to/from DEN.
GRB Shared-Ride is locally-owned and operated and puts money back into the local economy by employing local drivers, reservation agents, and by supporting local businesses.
GRB Shared-Ride pick-ups are planned in detail every day. Late each day, we calculate the most efficient routing to ensure home and business pick-ups in the Boulder Area are convenient and effective. After we have determined the most efficient routing, we call each passenger and give a 10-minute pick-up window for the next day.
“What happens to my Colorado Carbon Fund contribution?”
Green Ride Boulder collects contributions made by its ridership.
These donations are facilitated by ticketing online.
Every $1,000 in donations received supports the reduction of 50 metric tons (110,506 lbs) of CO2 from Colorado’s atmosphere.
In terms that are easy to understand, 50 metric tons of CO2 is the equivalent of:
The emissions resulting from the consumption of 5,639 gallons of gasoline
The amount of greenhouse gas emissions saved by recycling 33,750 lbs of waste, instead of sending it to a landfill
The amount of carbon sequestered by 1,285 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
The annual greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 10 passenger vehicles
Find out more about the Colorado Carbon Fund by reviewing the information on their web site http://www.coloradocarbonfund.org/
The ride between DEN (DIA) and the HUB is always one hour or less. From the HUB we ask that you arrive at :15, we then load at :20 and depart at :25 after each hour. Arrival at DEN is between :15 and :25. Conversely we load at DEN at :30 and depart at :35 arriving at our HUB in 1 hour or less.
You can get dropped off or picked up at the HUB and save $$ vs our residential rates
When we pick you up at a residence using our HUB & Spoke model, we may transfer you to a larger vehicle at the HUB.
Between our HUB and the Airport, you always know what you get
Our service is always 1 hour or less between the HUB and DEN (DIA)
We always use the E-470 Toll Road
Walk-in ticket purchases for current or future rides
Our least expensive shared-ride fare
Comfortable waiting area with Mid-Mod decor
You can “Kiss Good Bye & Ride” or “Ride & Hug Hello at our HUB
Saving someone 2 hours of driving, $21 of road tolls and all that gas, traffic, and hassle Remember: Time is a resource too
We offer complimentary bottled water and morning coffee
Complimentary luggage tags
Cell phone charging station
Mini-Library: Take-it or Leave-it book exchange
The Weather Channel
Ask us about current security wait times at DEN
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Green Ride HUB Location
The HUB is conveniently located in the south part of Boulder City Limits in the Meadows at the Parkway Shopping Center, 4800 Baseline Rd, Boulder CO 80303. We are south of Baseline Rd between Mohawk and the Foothills Parkway.