Idea #23 - Electric Bike Share Program

Bring an electric bike sharing program to New Westminster.

"One of the biggest barriers to cycling in New Westminster is our steep hills. The improvement of technology in electric bikes combined with new options for bike sharing programs have the potential to significantly increase cycling options for local residents and visitors." Jonathan X. Cote

The City of New Westminster has one of the highest modes of walking and public transit use in the region, but cycling use remains relatively low. One of the biggest barriers to cycling in New Westminster is our steep topography. An E-bike sharing program has the potential to open up cycling to many residents who are currently discouraged from choosing this transportation option. The program would operate in a similar way to the new car sharing options that have become available in New Westminster over the last few years. This program would help New Westminster to achieve our goal of creating more transportation options and giving residents more opportunities to reduce their car use.