News & Public Notices
Dropbikes are ready to roll into town
April 30, 2019 -
A fleet of upgraded Dropbikes will be rolling into Kingston this week. Dropbike Inc., the provider of a community bike-share program in Kingston, will be setting up their white and orange bikes in more than 50 bike haven locations around the city.
"We understand the benefits to active transportation and fighting climate change when people use bicycles instead of cars. Community bike sharing offers this affordable service in cities around the world," says Paul MacLatchy, the City's environment director.
The bikes can be rented for short-term use for a small fee through the use of Dropbike's mobile app. Users can pick up a Dropbike in one location and leave it at one of many "Dropbike havens" when finished. To use the Dropbike service, visit dropbike.co or download the mobile app (search Drop Mobility in your preferred mobile app store).
Launch Event - Mid-May 2019
Come try a new, improved Dropbike at their official launch event later this month in Springer Market Square.
A number of upgrades have been made to the bikes and the program since it was piloted in 2017, including:
- Gears have been added to the Dropbikes
- The Dropbikes are now compatible with the bike racks on Kingston Transit to make it easy for users to Rack & Roll.
- Dropbike has improved the locking technology on the bikes.
- The Dropbike app is now easier to use.
Dropbike is licensed by the City to provide the bike-share program in Kingston in 2019 and 2020.