Bicycle Try-It Library
About the Program
The Bicycle Try-It Library is a traveling library that gives people an opportunity to try out different sustainable transportation options such as: bicycles, scooters and bike trailers as well as items not available locally like our cargo bike. The program hopes to spark the interest of Edmontonians to choose cycling as a possible form of sustainable transportation when the opportunity exists to do so.
The City encourages sustainable transportation by providing access to bike routes, bike racks and new bike lanes being planned each year. The Bicycle Try-It Library is a legacy resulting from the 2009 EcoMobility Demonstration Project hosted in the neighbourhood of Parkallen. Costs to set up the Library were covered by a grant from Transport Canada and the City of Edmonton.
Setting up the Bicycle Try-It Library in your Community
The Bicycle Try-It Library is hosted by the Community Services River Valley Program Staff. They come out to community events with a charge to cover staff and transportation costs.
What you Need
Consider the following in creating your positive program experience:
- A space the size of a basketball court; closed local street, parking lot, or bike path to try out the bikes
- An area that the program team can drive the trailer up to and unload the bicycles
What we Bring
- Bike Trailers
- ETS bus bike rack
Upon request we can also bring a bicycle powered blender. Treat yourself to a non-alcoholic smoothie (mocktails). Perfect on a hot summer day or simply after a fun bike ride!
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