Vancity, City of Vancouver and Mobi by Shaw Go ride in tandem to deliver healthy bike share for all

With the endless sunny days, we are in the midst of prime biking season. To complement the nice weather, Vancity is proud to partner again with Mobi by Shaw Go and the City of Vancouver (CoV) to continue the Vancity Community Pass Program. The discounted bike share pass is designed to expand the reach of Mobi’s bike share services by creating access to sustainable transportation for more members of our community.

Vancity Community Pass

Through this partnership, the Vancity Community Pass offers discounted bike share memberships to those who might otherwise be unable to access these services. For only $20, eligible individuals through the Leisure Access Program (LAP), Red Compass Card program, and those who have been referred by a certified community partner, will be able to purchase a Mobi by Shaw Go “365 Day Pass Plus” membership. This membership provides unlimited 60-minute rides for a full year and is regularly priced at $159. The pass will also provide pass-holders with one-on-one cycling support, flexible cash and debit payment options for those without a credit card, and reduced age limit and liability for potential bike damage.

To ensure more members of the community could hear about this program we encouraged Mobi to build relationships with community partner organizations. In our pilot year in 2018, Mobi certified 27 community partner organizations, 10 of which are Vancity members. This proved to be a powerful way to connect with the community as over 61% of total participants heard about the program through a community partner referral. If you know a community organization that might be a good fit, encourage them to contact Mobi by Shaw Go directly.

In 2018 alone, the Vancity Community Pass reached over 500 participants which far surpassed our goal of reaching 300 participants in the first year. Together Vancity Community Pass holders went on17,027 rides, travelled 45,154 kilometers, and prevented 10,161 kilograms of CO2 emissions from entering the Earth’s atmosphere while also significantly improving the lives and wellbeing of community members throughout the Mobi service region.

To learn more about the program, visit www.mobibikes.ca/en/community-pass.

Vancity Member Perk

Looking for a healthy, inexpensive way to get around? As part of our partnership with Mobi, Vancity members are now eligible for 30% off discounts for select Mobi passes:

  • Simply sign up for your preferred pass at mobibikes.ca and enter promo code: vancity30 at checkout. Eligible passes include:
    • 30 Day Pass,
    • 365 Day Standard Pass
    • 365 Day Plus Pass