Mobi Vancouver bike share day and monthly passes on sale now

Aug 18 2016, 5:37 pm

Day and monthly passes for Vancouver’s new bike share system Mobi are now available to buy, as the program continues to expand throughout the city.

Day passes are $7.50 for unlimited 30 minute rides, plus $5 for each additional half hour. Monthly passes cost $10-$20, depending on the plan.

The passes are initially for sale on the Mobi website, although Android and iOS Mobi apps are in the works and should be released in the next few weeks.

After an initial special offer for founding members, annual passes are now no longer for sale.

The new bike share scheme launched one month ago, but already 3,739 people have signed up, with a total of 25,508 rides being taken so far – an average of more than 700 per day.

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Speaking to Daily Hive previously, Mobi general manager and keen cyclist Mia Kohout said she’s thrilled with the huge uptake in membership.

“People are using Mobi that haven’t ridden a bike in a long time,” she said. “This is changing the way people are getting around and it’s making a huge impact on their life.”

One month on from launch, there are now almost 500 Mobi bikes located around Vancouver, at 46 docking stations.

Vancouver's new Mobi bike share bikes (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Vancouver’s new Mobi bike share bikes (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Kohout says that by the end of September, there’ll be around 1,500 bikes available at 150 docking stations across the city.

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

Free helmets, attached to each docked bike using the retractable cable lock, are now being cleaned daily, with fresh stickers applied to those which haven’t been used yet.