Hamilton is getting 650 bike share bicycles donated by Portland

Hamilton’s bike share program is about to get a considerable influx of bicycles thanks to a generous donation from Portland, Oregon. The City of Portland has offered to donate around 650 bike share ...

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Hamilton Bike Share removes Ryerson name from bike hub

Hamilton Bike Share – the not-for-profit that currently facilitates Hamilton’s social bike share program – has taken quick action to rename their Ryerson Rec bike hub. “In the spirit of reconc...

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Hamilton Bike Share extends its operations contract to 2022

In an assuring bit of news for bike share users in the city, not-for-profit organization Hamilton Bike Share recently got the green light from Hamilton city council to extend their operations contract...

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SoBi bicycles have officially been reactivated for use

Cyclists, rejoice! After Hamilton’s bike share service suffered a near-death experience and was revived by last-minute fundraising efforts, SoBi bicycles have now officially been reactivated and are...

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An e-scooter service might be coming to Hamilton

An e-scooter sharing service that recently partnered with Uber and has multiple service spots set up in the United States and internationally is looking to set up shop in Canada; and it’s setting it...

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Show notes for Episode 012 | June 10, 2020

  Jay Krause is co-chair of Cycle Hamilton. We chat about SoBi in Hamilton and the importance of supporting bike share programs in cities. Link to petition Link to GoFundMe

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SoBi bike share has been saved in Hamilton

After a controversial city council vote seemed to leave Hamilton’s bike share service dead in the water, a last minute fundraising effort – coupled with vocal advocacy from city officials and ...

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A GoFundMe has been launched to save SoBi in Hamilton

Supporters of Hamilton’s bike share service are taking matters into their own hands. After city council voted to scrap Hamilton’s SoBi bicycle program, Hamilton Bike Share has stepped up and c...

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Hamilton has officially scrapped SoBi bike share

In a blindsiding and extremely controversial decision by city council yesterday, Hamilton’s SoBi bike share program has been scrapped and will officially end on June 1st. This result comes after a r...

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Petition to save SoBi bike share in Hamilton reaches 6,800+ signatures

SoBi is a popular rent-a-bike mode of public transportation with a number of pick-up and drop-off stations located around the city. A bombshell announcement last week from parent company Uber Inc. une...

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