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Suggest a station site for public bike share

April 8 2016

Person riding a bike from the Vancouver public bike share along English Bay

If you live, work, or play in and around downtown Vancouver, you're invited to suggest a station site for Vancouver’s new public bike share system.

“Public bike share will be a big boost for Vancouver’s active transportation system,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “This is a great opportunity for people to have their say for where bikes are most needed for short trips and to help us fill the gaps in our existing network.” 

The launch of the public bike share system this summer will include 1,000 bicycles and 100 stations. An additional 500 bikes and 50 stations will be added by the end of summer 2016. The initial service area will include the Downtown Peninsula, bounded by Arbutus Street, 16th Avenue, and Main Street.

How to suggest a location

Public bike share stations will be located at popular destinations near where people work, study, shop, dine, and play.

Stations will be spaced every two to three blocks on streets, sidewalks, plazas, parks, and private property within the service area. 

“We are actively inviting input from Vancouver residents and commuters on station sites,” said Mia Kohout, General Manager of Vancouver Bike Share Inc, the Vancouver subsidiary of CycleHop. “People can simply go to vancouverbikeshare.ca and pin a location on the map to make their suggestions.”

Suggest a location

Use VanConnect to suggest locations

If you're on your mobile phone or tablet, you can suggest a public bike share station site using the City’s VanConnect app. Download the app and look for Cycling in Vancouver on your home screen.

Get the VanConnect app

Want a station at your business or property?

Request a station by emailing CycleHop at publicbikeshare@vancouver.ca.

Background information

Vancouver’s public bike share system will be the largest smart bike fleet in North America, featuring "a brain on the bike" that allows users to unlock and activate easily and quickly. This allows for increased flexibility of station configuration and placement. Stations can also be easily relocated in response to demand.

We announced in February 2016 that CycleHop, a privately-owned company, was selected to operate a public bike share system that's expected to roll out in downtown Vancouver starting summer 2016. 

Overall, we have seen a continued year-over-year increase in the use of Vancouver bike lanes as more residents adapt to cycling, in part due to infrastructure built for people of all ages and abilities. The majority of trips in Vancouver are now taken by foot, bike, or public transit.

View monthly bike lane statistics PDF file (66 KB)

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Public bike share bike image

See background information on the bike share program. 

Bike share project