West Vancouver has joined the City and District of North Vancouver in a two-year e-bike share pilot project.
In 2018 and 2019, West Vancouver worked with both CNV and DNV to launch an e-bike pilot, but the proposals at that time were unsuccessful.
In early 2021, the City and District of North Vancouver held another e-bike competitive process. The City of North Vancouver acted as administrator and staff from West Vancouver participated in the application review process.
Lime was selected as the new e-bike operator, and will plans to expand operations this summer.
“E-bike shares can be used for recreation but also to provide more transportation options for North Shore residents. The e-bikes will have a motor that adds power to pedalling, which will make it easier to cycle the inclines on the North Shore,” West Van says.
Council approved the E-Bike Share Policy that will guide the e-bike share pilot during its two-year term. This permit will allow Lime to expand its operations into West Vancouver by mid-summer, after it launches in the City and District of North Vancouver.
The Fees and Charges Bylaw, Traffic and Parking Bylaw, and Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw require amendments to support this pilot. Council gave the bylaws a first, second, and third reading. Adoption will be scheduled for a later meeting.