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Posted on September 6, 2022 by  & 

Vancouver's Public Bike Share Launches E-Bikes

Vancouver's Public Bike Share Launches E-Bikes
Vancouver's bike share system, Mobi by Shaw Go, is launching 500 electric assist bicycles and adding 50 new stations (30 e-stations) to the existing system, bringing the total system size to 2,500 bikes and 250 stations. E-bikes offer healthy, low cost, energy efficient, and emission-free transportation. They are a sustainable mode of transportation and part of the solution in reducing transportation emissions, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the region.
Mobi by Shaw Go's electric assist bicycles have three e-assist levels and three gears so that more people of all fitness levels can conquer hills and ride further and faster with an e-bike.The Mobi e-bikes provide pedal assistance up to 25km/ hour. Users can find the nearest e-bike on the new Mobi by Shaw Go app. Users will be able to unlock an e-bike from any station and return it to any available dock. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Two-wheelers 2021-2041.
"We are thrilled to be adding e-bikes to the Mobi system," says Mia Kohout, General Manager of Vancouver Bike Share. "When e-bikes have been adopted in bike share systems around the world, ridership usually significantly increases as e-bikes make getting around by bike more accessible to a wider group of people, particularly in a city like ours with lots of hills. We are excited for our members and new users to experience the ease of riding with a little extra boost."
With the addition of 500 e-bikes Mobi by Shaw Go is excited to announce new partners for e-bikes and e-stations, BC Hydro and Herbaland, joining presenting partner Shaw Communications as our sponsors.
"BC Hydro's clean hydroelectricity will play an even bigger role in powering the province in the future as we all work to reduce carbon emissions in B.C. Our partnership with the e-bike program raises awareness of how transportation in B.C. can be powered by water to help fight climate change." says Chris O'Riley, President & CEO, BC Hydro
"We are excited to partner with Vancouver Bike Share for the launch of e-bikes and help support more eco-friendly transportation options in our hometown of Vancouver! Sustainability is so important to us, and as the first gummy vitamin brand to launch fully compostable packaging, we are always looking for more ways to have a positive impact on our people and our planet," says Aisha Yang, Co-Founder and Director of Herbaland.
"We first teamed up with Vancouver Bike Share in 2016 to help connect residents and visitors to the city with an economical, eco-friendly mode of transportation," says Chethan Lakshman, Vice President, External Affairs Shaw Communications. "We are excited to support Mobi by Shaw Go as they take this next step with the introduction of e-bikes. which will help make it even easier for people in Vancouver to commute to work, run errands, visit family and friends, and enjoy a simple, leisurely ride along the seawall."
Mobi by Shaw Go users and members will pay an incremental per minute fee for riding Mobi e-bikes, this per minute fee varies depending on if you are a short-term or long-term pass holder or a member of the equity program.
Source and top image: Vancouver Bike Share Inc
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