Where would you like to see bike share stations in Waterloo Region?

The Region of Waterloo and the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo are planning a 2019 pilot with Drop Mobility. Drop Mobility is active in cities across North America and is based in Toronto.

Drop Mobility's bike share technology is built into their bicycles instead of docking stations, so no special or costly infrastructure is required for bike stations. This allows for smaller and more flexible stations and the use of regular bike racks as stations (known as "Hubs" or "Havens").

The Drop Mobility app is used to find and unlock bikes. Once the bike trip is completed, the bike can be left securely at a marked station using the provided lock-to technology equipped on the bike. Users are charged per hour of use. More information on how Drop Mobility works can be found on their website.

Potential station locations will be evaluated by staff from the Region, cities, and Drop Mobility. The Drop Mobility pilot is planned to begin in spring 2019 and end in fall 2019.

Additional project details

The initial plan for station locations will be based on recommendations from staff and public feedback. The plan is to increase the number of stations over the course of the pilot.

As more people use the bikes, staff will revisit the station network and locations that may not have been initially selected. Staff will also share proposed locations on private property with organizations that wish to participate in the pilot.

Thank you for your interest in exploring Waterloo Region by bike!

The Region of Waterloo and the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo are planning a 2019 pilot with Drop Mobility. Drop Mobility is active in cities across North America and is based in Toronto.

Drop Mobility's bike share technology is built into their bicycles instead of docking stations, so no special or costly infrastructure is required for bike stations. This allows for smaller and more flexible stations and the use of regular bike racks as stations (known as "Hubs" or "Havens").

The Drop Mobility app is used to find and unlock bikes. Once the bike trip is completed, the bike can be left securely at a marked station using the provided lock-to technology equipped on the bike. Users are charged per hour of use. More information on how Drop Mobility works can be found on their website.

Potential station locations will be evaluated by staff from the Region, cities, and Drop Mobility. The Drop Mobility pilot is planned to begin in spring 2019 and end in fall 2019.

Additional project details

The initial plan for station locations will be based on recommendations from staff and public feedback. The plan is to increase the number of stations over the course of the pilot.

As more people use the bikes, staff will revisit the station network and locations that may not have been initially selected. Staff will also share proposed locations on private property with organizations that wish to participate in the pilot.

Thank you for your interest in exploring Waterloo Region by bike!