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Momentum magazine editor-in-chief Mia Kohout named new GM of Vancouver Bike Share

Published March 29, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mia Kohout has been hired as the new general manager of the new Vancouver Bike Share program, which is scheduled to launch early this summer.

Kohout remains co-owner and editor-in-chief of Momentum Magazine, but has stepped away from day to day operations of the magazine.

The Vancouver Bike Share program is operated by CycleHop, which also operates bike share programs in Ottawa, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Phoenix, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, and Cleveland.

"I have been witnessing Vancouver become a cycling meca over the past decade with the expansion of safe cycling infrastructure, and yet Vancouver has lagged behind many other cities that have already implemented a bike share system," Kohout said. "And now it's finally time to launch a bike share system here and elevate Vancouver to the next level of cycling greatness."

CycleHop's CEO, Josh Squire, said, "Mia's local and international cycling experience combined with her extensive marketing abilities to make everyday cycling normal, cool, stylish and fun will contribute greatly to the success of bike share in Vancouver and the region." said 

CycleHop has signed a five-year contract with the city of Vancouver to deploy 1,500 Smart Bike share bikes this coming summer. The Vancouver bike share system will be the largest Smart Bike system in North America.

The bike share technology will be provided by a French company called Smoove.

Topics associated with this article: Bikeshare

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