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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Vancouver bike share Mobi by Shaw Go marks one year anniversary

Vancouver’s first public bike share service, Mobi by Shaw Go, marks its one year anniversary this week.

6,400 people have signed up as members of Mobi, and 400,000 rides covering one million kilometres were taken in the service’s first year.

Mobi continues to expand, and set a new daily trip record on Canada Day, when 4,000 trips were taken. June 2017 was the service’s busiest month on record, with 72,000 trips taken. No doubt the great weather compared to last summer helped boost numbers.

“With over 400,000 rides covering a million kilometres in its first year, Mobi is a tremendous success and has quickly become a valuable part of Vancouver’s active transportation network,” says Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The average trip duration on a Mobi bike is 19 minutes, with an average trip distance of less than three kilometres. The bike share program expanded into Stanley Park in June, with stations at Vancouver Aquarium, Totem Poles near Brockton Point, Information Booth near the park entrance, Second Beach North and Second Beach South. Additional stations are planned for Third Beach, the English Bay bathhouse rooftop and the Stanley Park Pavilion.

“In just one year we have seen a big uptake in membership and ridership. We are so pleased by our members who have shared their stories about how Mobi has changed the way they get around Vancouver,” says Mia Kohout, general manager of Vancouver Bike Share (Mobi).

To view a map of Mobi bike share stations, click here.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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