U-Bicycle’s Weekend Recap: Richmond’s Community Directions Fair

Last weekend, our team at U-Bicycle attended Richmond’s Community Directions Fair. This was one of the many community climate events Richmond, B.C. hosted this past October. Among many groups, such as Modo and City Recycling, our team was invited to speak with the community about some of the current active transportation options in Richmond and the simple ways we can reduce our carbon footprint (via cycling and/or multi-modal transportation). 

The Community Directions Fair was not only informative for Richmond community members, but our team as well. We were able to learn, explore, and vote on initiatives we deemed the most effective in terms of supporting Richmond’s goal of reducing GHG emissions by 50% by 2030. There were a total of eight stations, all of which included different areas that members could vote for and in turn, the City could focus and prioritize, such as implementing new policies and regulations, fostering partnerships and collaborations, providing more infrastructure, and more, for large-scaled climate action strategies and initiatives, such as building complete communities and promoting active transportation (walk/roll/bike).

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We have been operating in Richmond since September 2018 and now have over 40 virtual drop zones. Despite it already being a year, we are still impressed by Richmond’s transparency and dedication to placing climate mitigation and adaptation in the forefront of their priorities. We are incredibly proud to play a role in supporting Richmond reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030. 

We also have exciting news for our U-Bicycle Richmond riders! We will be adding more drop zones and bikes in Richmond, specifically City Centre, West Richmond and Steveston, by 2020.  

Dropzone at Aberdeen Center

Dropzone at Aberdeen Center

For those of you that stopped by to say hi to our team and tried out our bikes, we hope you learned more about the micro-mobility industry, and how active and sustainable transportation in Richmond is becoming increasingly accessible. Of course, there is always room for improvement, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions and/or feedback. 

 

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If you are interested in following up with Richmond’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan, check out their website or sign up for their Climate Action e-Newsletter here: https://www.richmond.ca/sustainability/climate/getinvolved/enewsletter.htm

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