City Wants Your Feedback on Bike-Sharing Pilot Program

Published on: 2017/10/04 - in Science & Tech

Dropbike bicycle sharing service

If you have used the bike-sharing system Dropbike that is being piloted by the City of Kingston – or if you wanted to, but didn’t – the City wants to hear your thoughts.

The DropBike 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. Started back in June, the pilot program in Kingston will finish at the end of this month.

UPDATE: The City has extended the pilot program and survey end dates

“Travelling around Kingston by bike is healthy and environmentally friendly,” said city environment director Paul MacLatchy in a release. “We want our city-wide bike-share system to be convenient, economical and easy-to-use so that more people will choose it as a way to get around.”

Interested residents can submit a 10-question survey that asks about their experience with DropBike, where and when they think they would use a bike-share system, and the preferred priorities they would like to see in a Kingston-wide bike sharing system.

The survey is available at this City of Kingston webpage until Friday, October 20. The results will be used to develop a city-wide bike-share system for the city.

Photo: Dropbike video screencap (Youtube)