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Hamilton Bike Share relaunches after contentious Uber exit

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Hamilton Bike Share relaunches after contentious Uber exit

Hamilton Bike Share riders will again be able to access to the fleet of bicycles after Uber’s sudden closure of the public bike share system on June 1.

Effective immediately, individuals who had a bike share membership in the past and would like to continue riding can log in to their account online at www.hamiltonbikeshare.ca or on the Social Bicycles app and select a payment plan to re-subscribe to.

New riders can also sign up on both the website and on the app.

“We are thrilled to partner with Hamilton Bike Share Inc. and bring Hamilton’s bicycle-sharing service back online,” said Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

“Bicycle sharing is an essential service that is a key part of a modern, multi-modal, active and accessible transportation system in our community.”

Hamilton Bike Share will continue to offer pay-as-you-go (15¢ per minute) and monthly ($20 per month) membership plans, as well as a new Seasonal Supporter plan ($100 for 6 months).

The relaunched system will be operated by local not-for-profit, Hamilton Bike Share Inc and will continue to span from Ottawa St to Dundas with over 800 bikes and 130 hubs.

“We look forward to seeing the fleet of iconic blue bicycles back on our streets” added Mayor Fred. “If you are an existing member, we welcome you back, and to those interested in joining, the time is now to ‘Bike the Hammer!’”

 

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“We are thrilled to partner with Hamilton Bike Share Inc. and bring Hamilton’s bicycle sharing service back online. Bicycle sharing is an essential service that is a key part of a modern, multi-modal, active and accessible transportation system in our community. We look forward to seeing the fleet of iconic blue bicycles back on our streets. If you are an existing member, we welcome you back, and to those interested in joining, the time is now to ‘Bike the Hammer!’”

Mayor Fred Eisenberger

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