E-bike sharing coming to the North Shore
As part of our commitment to providing healthy, fun, and affordable transportation alternatives, we are collaborating with our neighbouring municipalities to bring e-bike (electric assist bike) sharing to the North Shore.
What is e-bike sharing, anyway?
A typical bike share system consists of a fleet of publicly available bicycles, any of which you can rent for a short period of time. You pick a bike up at one location, and drop it off at any other designated location, making it easy to get around town without need for a car, or even owning your own bike.
Bike share systems have already been successfully implemented in the City of Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, and at the University of British Columbia.
The new North Shore system goes one step further, by being the first in the province to provide e-bikes rather than regular bikes.
An e-bike has an integrated electric motor that adds power to your pedaling, so tackling even the steepest of the North Shore’s hills will be easier.
Next steps for this pilot project
We expect this new pilot project to launch in the spring or summer of 2019, and run for about one year. At the end of the pilot, staff will review and assess, and make recommendations for next steps.
Would you like to get involved?
If you are a bike share operator interested in being involved in our pilot project, we invite you to respond to our Request for Proposal (RFP), which we anticipate will be available on BC Bid in March 2019.
If you would like additional information, please contact us:
- District of North Vancouver — Ingrid Weisenbach, 604.990.243
- City of North Vancouver — Natalie Corbo, 604.982.3971
- District of West Vancouver — John Calimente, 604.921.2912