As part of Energy Cayman, a twelve month campaign to integrate energy efficiency into the Caymanian community, the Cayman Islands Department of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has introduced an automated BikeShare system called Cycle Cayman and based in Camana Bay, Regatta Business Park and George Town Craft Market.
Under the new system, bicycles can be picked up from the docks of any of the five solar-powered stations and returned to any other station belonging to the circuit. Just create a paid account via the Cycle Cayman app. Government employees can sign up for the app using government email addresses.
The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure also provided five bicycles for use by civil servants as part of the 3-month free trial BikeShare program, which ran from November 1 to January 31, 2020.
The initiative was born after the success of 'Car Free Day' in 2019, which included the use of Cycle Cayman bicycles and which led to the government's decision to make the bicycles available for a longer period of time to encourage alternative transport. , especially among civil servants.
The Energy Cayman campaign was launched to meet the government's National Energy Policy (NEP) goals, which also includes coverage of 70% of energy from renewable sources by 2037.
In the Caymans, the NEP encourages the use of non-fossil combustion vehicles as an alternative means of transportation as well as promoting energy efficiency and conservation methods for residents and businesses, encouraging sustainable lifestyles through energy supply and consumption responsible and innovative.