How It Works

HOW IT WORKS

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FIND

Use our app to find, reserve, and unlock available Veemo velomobiles. A live map makes it quick and easy to locate the closest one to you.

 
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RIDE

Once you're inside, it’s just like riding a bike - just pedal your way to your destination. When you're done your ride, simply park the Veemo velomobile at our designated parking spots.

 
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PARK

Veemo velomobiles can be picked up or dropped off at one of 24 parking spaces around UBC, marked by Veemo parking signs. You can find parking spots on the Veemo mobile app or on the navigation screen when you’re riding.

 

HOW DO I RIDE?

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PEDAL

Pedal forwards or backwards to move the vehicle. Adjust the electric-assist if you want an effortless ride or a light workout.

 
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STEER

Veemo handlebars work just like a normal bicycle, with a few extra features like heated grips, turn signals, and a horn.

 
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BRAKE

Squeeze the brake levers on the handlebars, just like you would on a bicycle. Brake and reverse lights included!

 

WHERE CAN I RIDE?

veemo on street
STREET
Veemo velomobiles are legally classified as motor-assisted cycles, which means you’re allowed to ride on the road.

 
veemo bike lane
BIKE LANE
Veemo velomobiles are allowed to ride in bike lanes. If a bike lane is available, please make sure to use it.

 
SIDEWALKS
Sorry, riding on sidewalks is not allowed. Stick to the streets or bike lanes.

 
MAIN MALL
Veemo members are not allowed to ride through Main Mall and a section of University Blvd. You run the risk of being ticketed by UBC.

 
veemo offroad
OFF-ROAD

Veemo velomobiles are not off-road vehicles, please stay on roads and bike lanes.

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HOME ZONE & PARKING MAP

 

The home zone is the service area where you can ride Veemo. The home zone boundaries are viewable on the navigation screen,on the online map, and through the Veemo app. During the UBC pilot, the vehicle must remain inside the home zone during your trip. If you want us to expand our home zone, let us know!

DO'S & DON'TS

DO:
  • Ride safely and responsibly
  • Follow the rules of the road
  • Use the bike lane if available
  • Approach sharp turns slowly and with caution
  • Always take inclines head on
DON'T:
  • Ride dangerously or recklessly
  • Ride with more than one person in the velomobile
  • Ride on Main Mall or leave the home zone
  • Leave an unlocked velomobile unattended
  • Leave a mess or smoke inside a velomobile

TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Watch these tutorial videos to become a Veemo expert!

RIDER'S MANUAL

Want to learn the ins and outs of Veemo? Check out our full rider’s manual to discover all the features Veemo has to offer.

USING THE APP

This step-by-step guide walks you through your first time using the Veemo app.

GETTING COMFORTABLE

This guide shows you how to adjust your seat, mirrors, and windows.

CONTROLS

This guide explains the handlebars, doors, and cabin interior.

NAVIGATION SCREEN

This guide outlines the vehicle dashboard.

 
RIDING

This guide explains Veemo velomobile maneuvering, as well as ending your trip, including stopovers and parking.

WHEN CAN I START?

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