Vancouver’s long-awaited bike share system, Mobi, is slowly but surely becoming a reality.

Mobi is scheduled to roll out sometime this summer, bringing 1,500 bikes and 150 stations to the downtown peninsula, Kitsilano, and parts of the west side and east Vancouver.

The launch was originally scheduled for mid-June, but that has been delayed until later this summer.

Early adopter memberships with reduced pricing are available until July 31, at $99 for the standard, and $129 for the plus membership. Regular prices are $180 and $240, respectively.

CTV News noted the regular membership prices are more than double what the system in Seattle, called Pronto, charges. 

Visitors will also be able to purchase day or hour-long passes at street kiosks at the docking stations.

All bikes will come with a helmet, as well as a cable lock.

The City of Vancouver is contributing $5 million over five years to the bike share program, which is operated by U.S.-based CycleHop.

$1 million in start-up funding was also contributed by the city, as well as an expected $500,000 annually in operational costs.

A Mobi bike share docking station has been installed at Cambie and Beatty in downtown Vancouver.
A Mobi bike share docking station has been installed at Cambie and Beatty in downtown Vancouver.