Have you ever had to transport something that was too big to carry on your bike? Maybe you’ve thought about buying a trailer or a cargo bike, but wondered if it made sense to have one sitting around all those days when you didn’t need it. Well, that’s where the cargo bike co-op comes in.
Our plan is to raise some money and buy a small fleet of cargo bikes, trikes, and trailers and make them available for folks to borrow whenever they need them. It’s that simple — grassroots, non-profit, self-propelled! There are several ways you can help:
As many have pointed out, the impact of all these little $100 cheques being scattered to the winds is pretty trivial compared with the impact the same money could have with collective action. So we’ve set up a bank account where people can put their ‘green rebate’ toward just this type of collective action—buying cargo bikes for the community to share. You can donate through our website, or through any Vancity:
Isobel Kiborn Legacy Project
Vancity Account #400390
Branch 9, Plan 24 Savings
We're in the very beginning stages and there are still lots of decisions to be made. What kinds of bikes? Where can they be stationed? We have a lot of ideas to get us started, but we’re counting on your input and feedback! Please take a few minutes to fill out our online survey.
Do you want to be a member of the co-op? Do you want to help get it off the ground? Do you have skills or resources you want to contribute? Any or all of the above are most welcome. Please get in touch with us through our website.