Alberta Bike Swap
A safe place to buy sell and donate bikes.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
CONDENSED CASE STUDY
ENVIRONMENTAL: Environmental awarenessIncreased environmental stewardshipReduced emissions
ECONOMIC: Increased competitivenessIncreased value creationReduced economic pressureReduced spendingStimulating innovation
SOCIAL: Developing Social Capital in partnership with others (ie families, communities, businesses, trade unions, educational, voluntary organisations)Improved wellbeingIncreased access to services/productsIncreased contacts among peopleIncreased emergency preparednessIncreased Human Capital - people's health, knowledge, skills and motivationIncreased inclusionIncreased local prideIncreased local resilienceIncreased physical activityIncreased quality of life
LOCATION CONTEXT: Urban
FUTURE POTENTIAL: Scaleable, Replicable, Networkable
FACETCommunity, Education, Logistics, Mobility, Reuse, Sharing, Social Enterprise
LEVEL: Macro - Cities, Regions, Nations
STAKEHOLDERS: Citizen, Knowledge Sector, Third Sector
BUSINESS MODEL: B2B - Business to Business, B2C - Business to Consumer
TECHNOLOGY: Big Data, Cloud, EdTech, Fintech, Networks, Satellite
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STATUS & TIMELINE
|Started||05/2011||Started company in Calgary|
|Expanded to Edmonton||04/2012||Expanded to Edmonton|
|Expanded to other Alberta citi||04/2013||Expanded to Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat.|
|Scaled back down||04/2019||Scaled back down to Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge.|
TITLE: Alberta Bike Swap
CONCEPT: A safe place to buy sell and donate bikes.
We provide a safe place to buy, sell, and donate bikes then donate more than five times the profit back to the community in bikes and in kind, fund safe cycling education, and fund other cycling related non-profits and charities.
LOCAL LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION: English