Vancouver’s bike share program may have launched just over 12 weeks ago, but it’s already celebrating its first major milestone.
Over 100,000 journeys have been taken on Vancouver’s “Mobi” bikes since their July launch.
General Manager with Mobi, Mia Kohout, says the rainy weather does put some people off, however it has also had a positive impact on the program.
“People who might own their own bikes who didn’t ride to work because it was raining in the morning now have the option to take Mobi home if it stops raining so we have seen an increase of one-way trips,” she said.
The system will eventually double its current stock of bicycles, to a total of 1500 stationed around the city.
Kohout says she’s looking forward to the full expansion when she expects to see more milestones fall.
“I’m very excited that Mobi has been widely embraced by Vancouverites and that people are riding it. Fully deploying the system, getting to Spring, getting to 10,000 members, these are things we are looking forward to in the future,” she said.
Kohout says riders shouldn’t be put off from using the service during the winter as the bikes come equipped with a light.