Several commercial and multi-tenant buildings across Mississauga have already seen the benefit of owning their own fleet of CycleLoan bicycles – they allow employees and guests the freedom to choose a more active, greener approach to getting to meetings, running lunch-time errands, etc. In addition, CycleLoan – created by SustainMobility – a non-profit social enterprise committed to fostering sustainable transportation solutions, offers a turnkey, brandable bicycle program whereby clients choose how many bicycles they need on location while maintenance visits and waiver forms are all taken care of as part of a package.
“The concept behind CycleLoan is simple,” said Glenn Gumulka, executive director of SustainMobility. “Provide a quick and simple way to execute a bike fleet program that requires minimal infrastructure. While public bike-sharing programs can be challenging to implement and require a significant amount of maintenance and financial investment, our custom CycleLoan bike fleet program is easy to maintain, affordable and flexible.”
That said, SustainMobility recognized that automating the sign-in and sign-out process of the bicycles would better serve clients. With the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, sign-out kiosks have been developed and are now in the deployment phase.
“We’re thrilled to have received The Trillium Foundation’s support which made the development of these kiosks possible. The new, automated system is going to mean greater convenience for clients and employees looking to take out a bicycle, and in turn, our hope is that they choose the bike over the car for their errands and shorter trips around town.
Really, that’s win-win for everyone.” Gumulka stated.
The first Kiosks will be introduced to the City of Mississauga, Colliers International and Amacon over the course of the next couple of weeks.
For more information about CycleLoan, please visit www.cycleloan.ca
For more information about the Ontario Trillium foundation, please visit http://www.otf.ca