Feasibility Study for the Implementation of a Bike Share Service in Ottawa-Gatineau

Source: National Capital Commission (NCC), the Cities of Ottawa and Gatineau

The National Capital Commission, the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau wished to establish a self serve bike service (SSBS) as part of a regional integrated sustainable transportation strategy. The program is intended to provide service to residents, workers and visitors of the NCR as an environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

The study's objectives include the identification of required bike infrastructure for such a program, costs and revenue projections and the demand for such an initiative. It is intended that the station locations in Phase I will be concentrated in the downtown areas of Ottawa and Gatineau due to traffic, destinations and attractions.

The NCR bike share service is intended to be launched in the Spring 2010, following a pilot project undertaken in downtown Ottawa and Gatineau in Summer 2009.

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