bike sharing
U-bicycles can be located and accessed via a mobile app

Have you seen an abundance of bikes with lime green highlights today? Those are Victoria’s newest additions to the cycling scene.

U-Bicycle North America has launched Western Canada’s first stationless bike-sharing platform right here in British Columbia’s capital.

Introduced on Monday, October 2, the introduction of the bicycle fleet was accompanied by the release of the latest version of the free “Ubicycle” mobile app.

U-bicycle bike-sharing service costs $1 per 30-minute block with no annual membership fee.

Dozens of bikes spread across the city

The 160 GPS-enabled, 3-speed U-bicycles have self-locking smart technology are distributed across the city along with a carbon belt drive system and helmets.

According to U-Bicycle’s press release, the bikes will provide “an innovative and convenient mode of transportation for the residents and visitors of Victoria”.

Unlike other traditional bicycle sharing services, U-Bicycles require no fixed bicycle racks. You can simply park them anywhere that’s legal and responsible. All you need is an app!

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