A long-awaited, much delayed, considerably debated bike share program is finally coming to Vancouver this summer.
On Tuesday, it was announced the city had signed a five-year agreement with Ottawa’s CycleHop, which will provide 1,500 bikes and 150 rental stations across Vancouver.
We’re all for filling crowded Vancouver streets, trails, paths and walkways with thousands of tourists who ride a bike maybe once a year as much as the next person, but let’s not be limited by two wheels.
There are plenty of other share programs the city would be wise to consider:
• Pants Share
How often do you find yourself enjoying a warm summer night in a skirt, cut-off denim shorts or lederhosen when suddenly the temperature dips and you’re caught out in the cold. Wouldn’t putting on a warm and inviting pair of slightly worn slacks without having to go home be a godsend?
• Hug Share
Who doesn’t enjoy a hug from time to time? Strangers, for one. Or maybe your arms tire easily. That’s where a licensed hug share program comes in handy. Whether you don’t have the time to comfort what’s-his-name during a moment of crisis or you just could use the tender touch of a human who isn’t your overly judgmental life coach, paying for someone to hug you only sounds creepy if you think about it too much.
• Councillor Tim Stevenson Share
How cool would it be to hang with lovable, mumbly, hard-to-understand city councillor Tim Stevenson at a moment’s notice or when you throw a party and want to impress your guests with your connections to city hall? Tim Stevenson is your man. The dude is pretty chill, he always seems to have time on his hands and we’re guessing he plays a mean NHL 16 on Playstation. Just don’t let him invite fellow councillor Kerry Jang over. That guy will trash your house. He’s an animal.