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U-bicycle North America extends bike share network to Langford


Getting around Langford using active transportation will soon be a lot easier, as U-bicycle North America gets ready to launch eight new virtual parking zones around the city.

U-bicycle placed its first station at Belmont Residences on Division Avenue in May. Belmont Residences is sponsoring half of the 30-bike network, with the city of Langford sponsoring the other half.

Belmont management says the partnership is a no-brainer, as the property backs onto the Galloping Goose Trail and is within biking distance to several amenities.

“In our commitment to provide bikes as an amenity and not solely bike racks, we thought U-bicycle would be a great partnership with our master planned community,” Belmont Residences director of development Marcela Corzo said. “It just made sense to work with U-bicycle and connect the Langford community.”

Unlike other bike share companies, U-bicycle doesn’t require a fixed bicycle rack, which allows users to park their bikes in designated drop-off spots. The company says it has secured several locations with local retailers, community centres, and parks across Langford.

“This is a huge milestone for U-bicycle as we expand operations by introducing innovative technology to cities across the country,” U-bicycle Canada CEO Grace Min said.

On top of Langford, the company will soon expand to the Lower Mainland, bringing bike share services to Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and Richmond.

They’ll also be adding scooters to their roster, and local videographer Levi Hildebrand posted a video looking at them earlier this week. Check it out:

Myles Sauer
Former staff editor and writer at Victoria Buzz.

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