E-bike sharing is coming to the North Shore. In spring/summer 2019, the District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver will collaborate to provide e-bike sharing on the North Shore on a pilot project basis.
What is it?
A typical bike share system consists of a fleet of publically available bicycles, any of which you can rent for a short period of time. You pick up a bike at one location and drop it off at any other designated location, making it easy to get around town without the 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, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam 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 pedalling, so tackling the hilly North Shore terrain will be easier than ever for adults of all ages and abilities.
The bike share is expected to launch in the spring or summer of 2019 and run for approximately one year. At the end of the pilot, staff will review and assess, and make recommendations for next steps.