11 Mobi stations approved for Stanley Park and Vancouver beaches

Sep 23 2016, 5:05 am

The Vancouver Park Board has approved the installation of 11 more Mobi bike share stations in Stanley Park and the Seawall.

Seven of the stations would be located around the perimeter of Stanley Park, three along the West End beaches and one at Kits beach.

The new docking stations, some located in existing parking lots, will provide space for 262 more Mobi bikes.

The Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations will now review the potential Mobi station locations slated for Stanley Park.

If they support the proposal, design and installation will begin shortly.

More than 73,000 Mobi rides taken

The Mobi bike share scheme only launched in July, but already 73,941 trips have been made on Mobi bikes so far, according to City of Vancouver data.

See also

Almost 5,000 people have signed up to become annual members, while 1,263 people have signed up for monthly passes. Last week, Mobi sold 574 day passes.

Mobi day passes are $7.50 for unlimited 30 minute rides. Monthly passes cost $10-$20, depending on the plan. Annual passes are no longer available.

Mobi stations are being rolled out in phases. Once fully implemented, the system will offer 150 docking stations and 1,500 bikes across Vancouver.

Docking stations will be located every two to three blocks between Arbutus and Main streets, and from downtown Vancouver as far south as 16th Avenue.

As of last week, there are 64 Mobi docking stations in Vancouver and 634 Mobi bikes currently in service, each averaging about three trips per bike per day.

The top three busiest Mobi stations last week were:

  1. Hornby & Nelson
  2. Ontario & Seawall
  3. Helmcken & Burrard

Jenni SheppardJenni Sheppard

+ News