City Extends Dropbike Bike-Share Pilot Program

Published on: 2017/10/20 - in Science & Tech


The Dropbike bike-share pilot program has been extended by the City of Kingston as has the survey collecting feedback about the program.

The bike-share pilot project began in June and was scheduled to finish at the end of October but has been extended to November 30, provided weather conditions allow.

“We have seen such a positive response to the pilot program, with over 5,000 rides, that we wanted to extend the program for as long as the weather will allow,” said Mark Dickson, traffic supervisor, in a release.

The City’s 10-question survey can now be submitted up until November 3rd instead of the original end date of October 20.

It asks about residents’ experience of Dropbike, where and when they think they would use a bike-share system and the preferred priorities they would like to see reflected in a city-wide bike-share system.

The survey responses will be used to develop a city-wide bike-share system for Kingston and can be found here.

The bike-share pilot program includes a fleet of distinct orange bikes available in various locations downtown and in Queen’s University area.

Anyone wanting to use one of the bicycles simply downloads the app to unlock the bike and then checks it back in at any one of those locations when the ride is done. The bike use costs $1 an hour plus a security deposit.