UmbraCity is a free umbrella sharing service. It is a fully automated kiosk,that allows anyone to borrow an umbrella for free when they need one. The first 4 kiosks have been installed at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
How it works:
1. Become a member
Signup for an umbraCity account at any of the kiosks.
2. Find a kiosk
View kiosk locations. umbraCity will be increasing the number of kiosks in key locations.
3. Borrow an umbrella
Simply, scan your card and grab an umbrella from any kiosk. It’s 100% FREE if you return the umbrella within 48 hours.
4. Return the umbrella
Simply place the umbrella in any kiosk without the need to interact with the kiosk software. If you have the umbrella for more than 48 hours, you are charged $2 for each additional day, up to a maximum of $20.