Partner Profile: SoBi Hamilton

SoBi Hamilton is the local non-profit that operates Hamilton’s extensive bike share system. The system of 825 bicycles and over 130 hubs provides residents with a healthy, affordable and sustainable mode of transportation. When SoBi was first looking to come to Hamilton in 2014 they were in need of a storage facility for their pre- deployment bicycles and contacted Hamilton Port Authority (HPA).

HPA partnered with SoBi, providing early support and donating the storage space in-kind to help with the implementation of the bike share program.

“We support efficient, sustainable transportation in all its forms,” said Sharon Clark, HPA’s Community Relations Manager. “That’s why our partnership with SoBi is such a great fit.”

In addition to providing a storage facility, HPA also provides staff with SoBi passes and sponsors a SoBi share station at the corner of James St. N. and Guise. In 2015, HPA was recognized by the Share the Road Coalition as a Bicycle Friendly Business, receiving an honorable mention for its efforts to make cycling a viable option for staff, customers and visitors.