Vancouver’s new bike-share system won’t likely open fully on June 15, as announced previously by City of Vancouver. There may be some sort of soft launch event at that time.
Mia Kohout, GM of Vancouver Bike Share, Inc., now says that “summer 2016” is a better date. This according to Thandi Fletcher in Metro Vancouver, who kindly refers to the delay as “. . . just a little longer.”
Station location planning is underway, with lots of public input.
The city invited people to visit the city’s website and drop a pin to suggest a station location in the program’s initial service area on the downtown peninsula, which is bounded by Arbutus Street, Main Street and 16th Avenue.
Within two weeks, Kohout said the city has received about 5,000 location suggestions. The majority of proposed station locations have been at transit hubs, and near restaurants and beaches, she said.
I am looking forward to seeing these new high-tech bikes on Vancouver streets. We are yet to see in detail which of several CycleHop bike designs and docks will be in Vancouver’s system. This below is from City of Vancouver’s Bike Share Project Update.