Press Release: Dropbike puts students first at Humber College and Ryerson University
September 25, 2017 — This week, Dropbike will bring smart bike sharing to students at the Humber College-Lakeshore and Humber College-North campuses.
Bikes have been available at Ryerson since early September and the University of Toronto since June. The network will expand to include the two Humber campuses on Sept. 28.
“Smart bike sharing is the perfect option for postsecondary students, who need access to affordable transportation,” said Emmett Meacher, manager of business development at Dropbike. “We’re happy to serve students at Ryerson, U of T and Humber, and to get more people riding bikes.”
The service, which requires a refundable $49 security deposit, costs students just $1 for trips of up to an hour.
“We are always exploring innovative ways to integrate sustainability at Humber. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Dropbike to bring an affordable, Canadian bike-share service to campus,” said Roma Malik, Acting Sustainability Manager at Humber. “Dropbike will promote low carbon, active, and healthy lifestyle habits on campus while offering our students, staff and faculty with more commuting choices in alignment with our Sustainability Plan.”
To bring the program to more Toronto campuses, Dropbike worked closely with the Office of Sustainability at Humber and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) at Ryerson.
On all three campuses, Dropbike has hired local students as part of their on-the-ground operations team.
“Having Dropbike on campus has really helped students to easily access sustainable and affordable transportation,” said Lauren Emberson, RSU vice-president of student life and events. “We’re really happy to be a part of something that allows students to get around for reasonable prices, and that supports Ryerson alumni.”