With a complete transit shutdown looming, one bike rental company based out of downtown Vancouver is offering a way to help stranded pedestrians.
Van City Bikes has announced that if a full shutdown takes place this week, they will be offering discounted daily rentals. Lower Mainland residents who present a valid ID will have access to 24-hour rentals for just $5. The company typically charges $35 for all-day rentals and $45 for 24-hour rentals.
“We want to ensure that our customers can still get to and from school, work, dinner, or wherever [they] need to be,” says the business in a Facebook post. “We want to give people an option for commuting, especially if they don’t own or can’t afford a car.”
“This is also much more environmentally friendly.”
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A rider will need to present a valid ID and credit card and fill out a waiver form. They will then be responsible for the bike and can use it for multiple days.
“We have limited stock but will do what we can to help,” the business told Daily Hive in an interview. “Ideally we would love to be helping students who have exams.”
They also say that should the transit strike continue after this week, they’ll continue to offer the deal.