Vancity is proud to present the ‘Bike Safe’ program

Bike to Work week with Mobi by Shaw Go

To align with our guiding principle of environmental sustainability, we’re always looking for new ways to support employees in making sustainable transportation choices like cycling.

Member perk

  20% off 365 Day Standard and Plus Passes.
  Promo code: vcmp2018

  1. Go to https://www.mobibikes.ca/en/offers-subscription
  2. Select either the 365 Day Plus Pass or 365 Day Standard Pass
  3. Create an account
  4. Enter your promo code: vcmp2018
  5. Complete payment and start riding!

We know that biking in the city can seem intimidating for new cyclists, but with the Mobi by Shaw Go bike share program and by providing some easy tips and tricks, we’re hoping to get more people in our communities biking safely, while getting exercise and having fun. Plus, as we transition to nicer weather (hopefully!) and with Bike to Work Week around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get bike-ready.

So, what is Mobi by Shaw Go?

In May 2016, the City of Vancouver officially launched the Mobi by Shaw Go bike share program. When the system reaches full deployment there will be 1,500 bikes available at 150 stations available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There are more than 100 live stations to date and over 1,000 bikes active in the system. Bike share stations are located every 2-3 blocks in the service area which includes the Downtown Peninsula and it's boundaries extend to Main St, 16th St. and Arbutus St.

Mobi by Shaw Go BIKESAFE program

Vancity is proud to be the presenting sponsor for Mobi by Shaw Go’s BIKESAFE program, in partnership with our long-time community partner HUB, who is powering all of the content.

Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started. There are lots more on Mobi’s website:

  • Get visible: Front and back lights on your bike are the best way to stay visible to other traffic - day and night. Research has shown that daytime running lights decrease your chance of being in a collision by 47%
  • Yield to foot traffic: Slow down in pedestrian areas, and yield to those on foot; walk your bike on sidewalks.
  • Passing: Only pass other vehicles on the left, unless you are in a bike lane. In this case vehicle traffic may be trying to turn right over your path so pay extra attention at intersections.
  • Plan your route: The roads and paths you chose to ride on can have a huge impact on your safety and enjoyment while riding. Check city cycling maps and online resources to find the best way to get to your destination
  • The door zone: When riding past parked cars, stay more than 1 meter away to avoid getting hit or having to swerve out of the way of a car door.