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General News · 17th May 2017
Sonya Friesen
Island Carshare Co-op is focusing this years membership drive towards potential community interest in electric bicycles. Consider options of member shared e bikes. Consider also group purchase using personal funds for private ownership, perhaps discount with supplier ? Members will decide. Join us for this years AGM. May 30 , Linnaea Education Center 7:00 pm Everyone welcome
Agenda 7:00 to 7:30 pm - Share your e-bike experiences good and bad, cortes hills, model, motor specs, battery amp/hr etc, road safety
7:30 to 8:30 pm - AGM members meeting

Island Carshare Co-op is a registered (non-profit ) community service Co-op www.islandcarshare.ca (note site content needs updating)

Membership Share $50 (full voting) members will decide on number of shares needed for e-bike share and a per km fee for usage to cover maintenance , battery life etc. Also option to join bulk purchase for private e-bikes.

Annual Casual membership $10 ( non voting ) , $15 for family funds dedicated to updates, maintenance of www.cortesrideshare.ca (soon to be updated and mobile phone accessible).
Option to join bulk purchase for private e-bikes.

ICC will continue to build towards the future possibility of shared co-op vehicles and improving access to ridesharing/carpooling communication tools.

We hope to work with other Cortes organizations and business's to build community support towards a station hubs infrastructure strategically placed around the Island. Each hub station could include a rain shelter, bike racks, some with charging stations, rideshare and hitching pick up drop off stops with WiFi or cell service , carshare one way or return locations, future bus stops. All in one stops. Continue exploring the feasibility of a bus on Quadra and Cortes. We look forward to hearing the Cortes transportation demand study results and recommendations made towards these options.