Veemo has launched the world’s first shared velomobile fleet at the University of British Columbia campus. This fleet of five vehicles will validate the Veemo service before expanding to cities like Vancouver and others around the world. The fleet is accessible to students, staff, and other members of the public over 19 years old and older. Have a burning question about Veemo? It’s probably answered here in our FAQ!
We’ve made a few adjustments to our service for the UBC Pilot. Instead of being able to park anywhere one would park a bike, you’ll have to end your trip at a designated Veemo parking spot. These are easy to spot using the in-dash touchscreen or our smartphone app. You’ll also have to stay within the home zone while you’re riding. Finally, the operating hours are going to be limited to start, as shown in the table below. We plan to expand parking, the home zone, and hours of operation as the pilot progresses.
Our pilot is currently limited to a small group of early users, but we are adding new members every day. Tell us on Twitter or Facebook why you want to be an early member, or join our mailing list to be among the first to ride Veemo.
Veemo velomobiles can be picked up or dropped off at one of 24 parking spaces around campus, marked by Veemo parking signs. They look like this!
The location of the parking spots can be found in the map below, on your Veemo mobile app, or while you are riding using the navigation screen.
The home zone is the service area where you can ride Veemo, and encompasses the University Endowment Lands, between Chancellor Blvd and 16th Ave, and Marine Dr and Acadia Rd. The home zone boundaries are viewable below, on the online map, and through the Veemo app. For the duration of the UBC pilot, the vehicle must remain inside the home zone during your trip. If you feel we need to expand our home zone to a certain area, let us know!
Upon request from UBC, we have also implemented a restricted area, and a slow-zone area. These are shown in red and yellow, respectively, on our maps. UBC would prefer that bicycle traffic does not enter main mall, therefore we have restricted Veemo members from riding in this area. The speed limit for the slow zone is 10 km/hr, since this is a heavy traffic area with many people on foot, bike, and other methods of transportation.
Red Zone: Veemo members are not allowed to ride through the red “restricted” area. This includes Main Mall and a section of University Blvd.
Yellow Zone: Speed is reduced to 10km/h in this heavy foot traffic area.
Note: These hours of operation will be expanded in the future.
Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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