Is Bike Sharing Still Coming To Vancouver? Maybe!

Shareable bikes may be coming to Vancouver after all.  The city is currently seeking a new partner to launch its long -anticipated bike share scheme.  An initial plan, approved in 2013, called for $6 million to be spent to implement a network of 1500 rental bikes throughout the city.  

Most recently the company that was to provide the city with bikes went bankrupt. 

Calls for bids for a new bike sharing partner are expected to be put out by the city in coming weeks, according the The Vancouver Sun.  The latest news conflicts with early reports that the fate of the bike sharing plan would hinge on the result of Vancouver's current transit plebiscite.

if this program does eventually get traction, it will mark the end of a long, difficult slog for it's boosters. 

The intial plan called for some 1500 seven speed, adult sized bikes to be docked at 125 solar powered stations.  The stations were to be  spaced every  two to three blocks within a zone that included downtown and it's surrounding areas.  A smart phone app was planned to display the docking stations and bike availabililty.

Fingers crossed. Let's see if this really becomes a realty??

Bay Area Bike Share bicycles. Photo credit: Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious | Wikipedia


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