Vancouver’s public bike share system is marking two years of helping residents and visitors get around Vancouver with over one million rides.
Over one million rides in two years
Launched two years ago on July 20, 2016 by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Bike Share Inc., the system has been eagerly adopted by Vancouver residents.
In its inaugural year, Mobi by Shaw Go saw exceptional uptake with over 35,000 users by fall 2017. Today, Mobi by Shaw Go boasts 154 stations, over 1,500 bikes, and over 1 million rides covering over three million kilometres – making a big contribution towards encouraging more people to cycle.
“Mobi by Shaw Go is a tremendous success and has quickly become a valuable part of Vancouver’s active transportation network, with over 400,000 rides covering a million kilometres in its first year alone,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Over half of trips in Vancouver are made by walking, cycling and transit – Mobi has made short trips between transit stops more convenient and with the recent initial expansion to Commercial Drive, connecting to Vancouver’s active transportation network is easier than ever before!”
Great ways to use bike share
Mobi by Shaw Go remains popular for:
- Commuting to work and zipping to meetings
- Taking one-way trips or linking with other modes like walking or transit to run a quick errand or to socialize
- Taking a leisurely ride to enjoy the fresh air
Mobi by Shaw Go continues to expand and grow – July is on track to be the busiest month to date with over 3,300 rides per day on average and July 11, 2018 has proven one of the busiest days with almost 4,000 rides.
“It has been so exciting to see the growth of Mobi by Shaw Go in two short years. Hitting these major milestones of 154 stations, 1,500 bikes, and over 1,000,000 rides is a major accomplishment for our hard-working local team. And with more expansion coming this summer, this incredible ride will continue to roll. We want to thank our members and our partners for helping us to make bike sharing in Vancouver the success it has come to be” says Mia Kohout, General Manager of Vancouver Bike Share Inc. “Happy 2nd Birthday Mobi by Shaw Go!”
To celebrate the two-year anniversary, Mobi by Shaw Go is offering discounted “365 Day” passes from now until July 22, 2018. Visit https://www.mobibikes.ca/en/2nd-birthday-sale for more details.
- $30 off the 365 Day Standard Pass (promo code 2ndbday1)
- $40 off the 365 Day Plus Passes (promo code 2ndbday2)
To learn more about Vancouver’s public bike share system, visit vancouver.ca/bikeshare.
Mobi by the numbers
- 1,000,000+ total rides since July 20, 2016
- Average of 2,500-3,000 rides per day in warmer months
- 3.12+ million kilometres travelled to date
- 19 minutes: average trip duration
- ~3 kilometres: average trip distance
A timeline of Public Bike Share in Vancouver
- October 31, 2012: Council approves the Transportation 2040 Plan, which highlights public bike share as an area of focus
- February 23, 2016: City of Vancouver announces bike share partner, CycleHop Canada
- April 8, 2016: Public bike share system invites public to suggest station locations
- May 20, 2016: Public bike share gets its name: Mobi, bikes we share; founding memberships are launched
- July 20, 2016: Mobi launched to founding members
- August 18, 2016: Mobi launched to the general public, reaches 700 rides a day
- October 28, 2016: Mobi reaches 100,000 rides
- December 6, 2016: Shaw Go sponsorship announced, Mobi becomes Mobi by Shaw Go
- May 3, 2017: Vancity signs on for a one-year partnership as the Education and Safety Community Sponsor of Mobi by Shaw Go
- May 2017: Corporate Memberships launched
- June 2, 2017: Mobi by Shaw Go arrives in Stanley Park
- July 1, 2017: Mobi by Shaw go hits a record 3,915 rides in one day
- July 18, 2017: Mobi by Shaw Go marks one year anniversary
- April 20, 2018: Mobi by Shaw Go reaches Commercial Drive
- June 14, 2018: Mobi by Shaw Go launches the Vancity Community Pass and rider minimum age is lowered to 12 years
- June 21, 2018: 7-Eleven Inc. signs on as Mobi by Shaw Go Community Sponsor
Find a map with live stations including number of bikes and open docks available at each station, plus more details on pricing, on the Mobi website.
City of Vancouver: https://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/celebrating-two-years-of-public-bike-share-in-vancouver.aspx
July 20, 2018