What is Community Access Bikeshare?
Community Access Bikeshare (or CAB) is an innovative project designed to provide affordable public access to bicycles. Bikeshare members can access CAB bicycles at convenient locations in our community - use a bike to get to a meeting, run errands, or meet a friend. It can be a spontaneous activity, or part of your daily routine.
Members participate in CAB in the spirit of sharing bicycles as a community tool. Together, we contribute towards a culture of sustainable transportation that has a focus on inclusivity.
Past Community Access Bikeshare Program
In 2011, The Working Centre operated a bike sharing pilot project in downtown Kitchener that was used 400 times by 54 members emphasizing high social relationships and low setup costs. Our goal is to continue providing a system that is user friendly, has low operating costs, is affordable, accessible, uses existing community infrastructure, and is technologically savvy.
2012 was used as a research and planning phase for Community Access Bikeshare. The bike sharing model we have developed is a high relationship model building on our pilot project where bike maintenance workers meet members, create trust, and listen for immediate user feedback. In this way, the bike share will be flexible, adaptable and respond to user demand.