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REPORT TO: Community and InfrastructureServices Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: April 30, 2018 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Ken Carmichael, Interim Director of Transportation Services, <br /> 519-741-2200, ext. 7372 <br />PREPARED BY: Danny Pimentel, Active Transportation Planning Project <br />Manager, 519-741-2200, ext. 7371 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:All wards <br />DATE OF REPORT: April 9, 2018 <br />REPORT NO.: DSD-18-009 <br />SUBJECT: Community Access Bikeshare Update and 2018 Bikeshare <br />Pilot <br />__________________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATIONS: <br />That Mayor and Council support the 2018 Dropbike Inc. pilot as detailed in <br />Report No. DSD-18-009; and further, <br />That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute the necessary agreements <br />with Dropbike Inc. for a one year pilot bikesharing program, to the satisfaction of <br />the City Solicitor. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Bikeshare systems provide short-term access to bicycles via stations located at <br />convenient locations. Bikeshare users typically access bikes through an instant <br />electronic payment for short-term use or through a membership.Bikesharing supports <br />active transportation by making cycling more accessible.Bikeshare systems have <br />been successful in many Canadian cities, including Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, <br />Ottawa and Vancouver. <br />In 2011,Community Access Bikeshare (CAB), operated by the Working Centre, <br />launchedapilot bike share system; which became a permanent program in 2013in <br />Kitchener/Waterloo. Because CAB is a not-for-profit organization and in an effort to <br />encourageactivetransportation, the City of Kitchener dedicated space for CAB bicycle <br />racks on City lands(i.e., City Hall)free of charge. <br />During the 2017 season, CABconsisted of 105 members,nine stationsand 80 <br />bicycles in operation. The net result was 2,198 CAB assisted bicycle trips. It is also <br />worth noting that CAB had five stations testing new technology (Bluetooth operated <br />bike locks). <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />6 - 1 <br />