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City extends bike-share pilot program
October 20, 2017 -
The City of Kingston has extended the bike-share pilot program and the survey seeking public feedback on the pilot. The agreement to extend with Toronto-based Dropbike Inc. will see orange bikes in Kingston until Nov. 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," says Mark Dickson, traffic supervisor.
The bike-share pilot project has been running since June and was set to end on Oct. 31.
The survey, which was to end Oct. 20, is now available at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/bike-share until Friday, Nov. 3.
The 10-question survey 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.
Feedback will be used to develop a city-wide bike-share system for Kingston.
Dropbike's dockless bike-share system makes its signature orange bikes available in 19 havens located downtown and in the area of Queen's University. Users need to download the Dropbike app to unlock the bikes and check them back in at a haven after their rides. The bikes cost $1 an hour to use (plus security deposit).
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