I started volunteering with Grand River Public Bike Share in December of 2012. The idea of Bike Share was not a new concept to me, as I had seen it in my “hometown” of Toronto, as well as while travelling in Dublin.
As a (somewhat) recent Laurier graduate, I understand how close, environmentally conscious and community oriented the KW area is. Although many stores, restaurants and parks are within walking distance or a short bus ride away, I would have loved the option of riding my bike to certain locations! Instead of having to wait for the GRT to get to Conestaga Mall, I could have used a Bike Share system and travelled there at my own leisure!
Another benefit of Grand River Public Bike Share that I am excited about, is the many health benefits that will be brought to the KW area!
As part of the Grand River Public Bike Share team, I am responsible for Social Media Marketing and Communications. Through my volunteering with GRPBS I have had the enjoyment of learning more about the community, becoming involved in other organizations, such as Sustainable Waterloo as well as Spin 12!
Written By: Tara Busse