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Town of Golden leads the wave in British Columbia

Town of Golden leads the wave in British Columbia

In May 2011, the town of Golden and SandVault Group Global Solutions Corp launched their full season of the first ever public bike share in British Columbia. The Golden Community Bike Share (GCBS) has three goals: to promote active transportation and a healthy life style, to reduce green house gas emissions from the use of cars and to reduce bike theft.

Public Bike Shares are the fastest growing form of urban transportation. Since the first automated card controlled systems were launched in 1995, there has been a slow progression of “PBS” systems to more than 270 cities globally.

“We are a small town and it is a real privilege to be able to work with SandVault Group Global Solutions Corp on this innovative community bike share program.” Says Mayor Christina Benty. “Being a healthy and active community is important to us so the bike program is a natural fit expanding transportation options for locals and tourists.”

The town of Golden has implemented the latest version of SandVault’s CycleStation system , the industry’s leading platform for public bike share. Golden paired CycleStation with AfricaBikes from Vancouver based Kona Bikes “SandVault is honoured to be the launch partner of the first bike share in BC” said Rick Murray, President of Sandvault. “The town of Golden has been tremendous partner and shows the ability of CycleStation to adapt to a local community, in this case with Kona and their incredible AfricaBike program.”

Golden’s bike share is open for business for local citizens and visitors alike.

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About Golden:
Golden is located in the southeast corner of the province of British Columbia, Canada. Nestled between the spectacular Rocky Mountains to the east, and the Purcell mountain range to the west, where the frothy Kicking Horse River flows into the mighty Columbia, the scenery is spectacular. For more information, please go to: http://www.town.golden.bc.ca/index.php

About SandVault Group:
Based in Richmond BC, SandVault Group is the most experienced bike share system provider in the world and has been innovating and implementing public bike share systems since 2005. SandVault’s flagship product, CycleStation, has been implemented in several locations, most recently a 1,000 bike system in Miami Beach. For more information, please go to: http://sandvault.com/.

For more information, please contact:

Derrick Moennick, SandVault Group
derrick@sandvault.com

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