The District of North Vancouver will be joining the City of North Vancouver in receiving and evaluating applications from prospective bike share companies for an e-bike share program in North Vancouver.
The two municipalities hope to jointly issuing a permit in spring 2021, which would allow e-bike share to launch in summer 2021.
One company will be granted a permit to operate an e-bike share system as a two-year pilot program in North Vancouver.
During this period, staff will assess the program’s success, review user data and public feedback and regularly report on the program’s status to council.
At the February 22 regular meeting, District of North Vancouver council voted unanimously to pilot a two-year e-bike share program.
“This program supports the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP) and our Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), which recommends implementing bike share as one measure to help reduce energy emissions,” DNV says.
E-bike share is a short-term rental program for electric bikes, where people sign up to rent an e-bike from a fleet available at a variety of public locations.
Users can pick a bike up at one location and drop it off at another designated location.
Similar non-electric bike share systems are in place in the City of Vancouver and at UBC.
Once in place, the North Shore e-bike share system will be the first of its kind in BC.