BikeShare | Update

This time last year we had begun plotting the details of our bike sharing program. We were responding to the needs of newly arrived students from all over the globe whose integration to Vancouver and UBC would be accelerated by easy mobility. The hope was also to encourage future residents from North America to leave their cars behind (save on… Read more

Bikes on Hand | June Update

by Roli Wilhelm Hello UBC and beyond!       We inaugurated our program on June 30th with with a friendly, local race and a reception with fruit smoothies and homemade French fries. Our beautiful multi-purpose bikes are in the final stages of construction and are having their bells (literally) and whistles put on, including rear-baskets. The relay race took place in a… Read more

Bikes On Hand | May Update

We’re starting to kick it into high gear! There is no lack of news to share even though our bikes have still to hit the road (construction @ Bike Kitchen pictured). The slow build time is resulting from an unexpected change-over in staff at the Kitchen and, of course, the timing of the launch: we are competing with spring tune-ups.… Read more

“Bikes On Hand” Bikeshare

Bikes On-Campus, On-Demand Student residences at UBC, like Green College, attract out-of-town and out-of-country students who arrive without a suitable means of local transportation and who often have substantive need for acquiring basic goods and a connection to the greater community. Bike sharing provides for these early needs and promotes a bike-centric lifestyle to students, which ultimately supports community events,… Read more