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Vancity Bikeshare

'Vancity Bike Share wants to see you to get on a bike, share it with others and spread the word about cycling. It is a chance to try alternative transportation, increase your daily exercise and share with your community.'

A community experiment run in 2007, funded by Canada’s largest bank of the same name. 'Take it. Ride it. Pass it on'. Forty-five red cruiser bikes were released into the community and passed from rider to rider, for upto three weeks at a time, before being donated to local community organizations.

One user of the scheme describes the experience, “Almost exactly one year ago, I started bicycling to work thanks to Vancity and its Bike Share program. Now I bicycle to work 3-5 times a week rain or shine.”

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