Timeline for Completion: Starting Oct. 2014 Ongoing Seasonal
VeloGO is the official Bike Share program for the Ottawa-Gatineau area, a healthy, fun and affordable way to get around the capital region. Hop on a bike and cruise past morning traffic, turn lunch hours into thrill rides, and welcome errands as sun-soaked adventures.
VeloGO will be located at over 50 hub locations throughout Ottawa and Gatineau. No hub location near you? No problem, with our smart bikes you can lock the bike to any public bike rack in the system area.
VeloGO will launch this Fall with 4 demo locations and expand to 50 locations by the Spring.
VeloGO enhances transportation options, reduces traffic congestion, stimulates the local economy, and offers both locals and tourists a fun and healthy way to explore the Capital area.
RIDE AT HOME
When you use our bikes, you will collect “reward points” when you lock up the bike at certain locations. These points can be redeemed at local businesses partners.
OR ON THE ROAD
In addition being a fun and healthy way to get around your own community, members automatically receive pay-as-you-go access to all of Social Bicycles’ current and soon-to-launch bike share programs. Perfect for the traveling cyclist.
HOW IT WORKS
On Friday, October 10 the newly-branded VeloGo opened its first demonstration station at the corner of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Somerset Street West, near the Corktown Footbridge.
The rest of the demonstration schedule is as follows:
. At Murray Street and Mackenzie Avenue in Ottawa, near the National Gallery and Major’s Hill Park: Oct. 12, 17, 23, 29; Nov. 4, 10.
. At Somerset Street West and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway in Ottawa, near the Corktown Footbridge: Oct. 10, 15, 21, 26; Nov. 1, 7, 14.
. At the Pretoria Bridge and Queen Elizabeth Driveway in Ottawa: Oct. 11, 16, 22, 28; Nov. 3, 9, 15.
. At Laurier Street and Victoria Avenue in Gatineau near the Canadian Museum of History: Oct. 13, 18, 24, 30; Nov. 5, 12.
. At Laurier Street and Allumettières Boulevard in Gatineau, near Jacques-Cartier Park: Oct. 14, 20, 25, 31; Nov. 6, 13.
We are closed for Winter and will be back in the Spring!
VeloGO is part of the CycleHop family operating in multiple cities in North America. The CycleHop team encompasses 20 years of experience in the cycling industry, specifically in bike sharing, bicycle commuting, and cycle tourism. Our mission is to inspire people to ride bicycles for the benefit of one’s health, spirit, and planet.
CycleHop is proud to be working with Social Bicycles and the Ottawa-Gatineau region to provide an amazing bike share experience for those living in and visiting the capital area.
Social Bicycles provides the industry’s best-in-class bike share platform and is proud to be working with CycleHop and local partners to bring bike share to the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Featuring GPS tracking and an integrated lock that works with affordable bike racks, the state-of-the-art SoBi system is the ideal fit for urban environments.
Best way to contact us – Drop us a line
112 Nelson Street
Suite #101B Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 5V1 Canada
- Website: http://velogo.ca/
October 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm
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