Right Bike – A community bike share program

Right Bike is a community bike share program starting operations in our extended neighbourhood in mid-May.  For a $40.00 membership fee, people will be able to rent one of the 40 purple coloured bicycles to be stationed at several kiosks along the operating corridor between Mountain Equipment Co-op (in Westboro) and Bayswater/Somerset Square (in Wellington West).

For details please visit www.rightbike.org

An added bonus is that these utilitarian bicycles are made from discarded bikes thereby lessening waste.   They’ve been refurbished by Cycle Salvation which is a member of the Causeway Group of Social Businesses.  If you have unused bikes consider donating them to Cycle Salvation at 473 Bronson Avenue, near Gladstone, during store hours.  ww.cyclesalvation.org

Habitat for Humanity ReStores accepts bike donations on behalf of Cycle Salvation.  Locations at 2370 Walkley Road (near St. Laurent) and 7 Enterprise Avenue (near Merivale).  Please call 613 744-7769  before donating to check that they still need bicycles.  www.habitatncr.com

Maija Adamsons, Member, Environment Committee