HOPR Parking Etiquette in Ottawa
HOPR uses dockless bike share technology which means that you have more flexibility when parking the bikes because you are not restricted to docking stations. However, the line can seem blurry when it comes to where you’re allowed and not allowed to park.
Don’t worry, we are here to help clarify the parking rules for the HOPR bikes.
Where to Park
You can park your bike in HOPR Ponds (designated parking zones) located within the system area. HOPR Ponds can be located using the HOPR Transit App. For now, you can also park your HOPR bike anywhere within the system area at no additional cost. Just ensure that you are complying with local laws and your bicycle doesn’t block the pedestrian right of way or obstruct traffic. Please consider the width of wheelchairs and strollers.
Always park HOPR bicycles in a manner that keeps pedestrian pathways safe and clear for all users.
How to Park
Once you’ve arrived at your destination, parked appropriately and ready to end your trip, lock the bike by using the frame lock on the rear wheel. Use the kickstand to keep your bike upright. Your trip is now over and the bicycle is once again available through the app for use by all registered HOPR users.
HOPR Parking Fees
Out-of-HOPR Pond Fee: *Temporarily Free
*For now you can park anywhere within the system area without paying any additional fees. As HOPR Ponds are installed throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau area we will make an announcement letting you know that out of HOPR Pond fees are now active.
Out-of-System Area Fee: $20
Restricted Zone Fee: $20
Restricted zones include private/gated communities, inside a residence, or in private bicycle parks. If you try to park in a restricted zone or outside of the system area, you will receive a notification from the HOPR Transit App. The restricted zones are indicated on the system map within the HOPR Transit App.
Parking Dos and Don’ts
Do park in a HOPR Pond (designated parking zone).
Do park by the sidewalk or pavement or near a bike rack.
Do not park within bus stop shelters or on street corners.
Do not block pedestrian or wheelchair pathways, access points, driveways, crosswalks, and loading zones.
Do not lay the bike on the ground. Use the kickstand.
Do not park in private/gated communities, inside a residence, or in private bicycle parks.