Bike Share Toronto to add 70 stations throughout the city

News Aug 02, 2017 by Aaron D'Andrea Bloor West Villager

Toronto’s bike sharing system is expanding across the city with the addition of 70 new stations that will be installed throughout August.

The Bike Share Toronto announcement came at a news conference Aug. 2 held by representatives from all three levels of government.

“We’re moving beyond the downtown core and putting stations in Etobicoke and Scarborough,” said Mayor John Tory. “I believe that the bike share program represents part of the answer to the transit unfriendly development of the yesteryear.”

The new stations will be placed near TTC subway stations and streetcar stops. The additions will increase the number of bike share stops in the city to 270 with 2,750 bikes and 4,700 docks.

The Government of Canada and the city will each contribute $1.25 million toward 50 stations, and the city will also put forward $1.5 million for another 20 stations.

Ontario provided $4.9 million to the Toronto Parking Authority in 2016 to allow the program to expand.

Bike sharing allows riders to take a bike from a station on a trip and return it to any station across the city.

“Riding a shared bike to the transit stop may well represent the answer to getting some of those residents in some of those areas out of their cars and onto the transit system,” Tory added.

According to a news release, Bike Share Toronto has almost 9,500 active members and has served more than one million rides over the last 12 months.

Bike Share Toronto to add 70 stations throughout the city

Bike sharing service to go as far as Etobicoke, Scarborough

News Aug 02, 2017 by Aaron D'Andrea Bloor West Villager

Toronto’s bike sharing system is expanding across the city with the addition of 70 new stations that will be installed throughout August.

The Bike Share Toronto announcement came at a news conference Aug. 2 held by representatives from all three levels of government.

“We’re moving beyond the downtown core and putting stations in Etobicoke and Scarborough,” said Mayor John Tory. “I believe that the bike share program represents part of the answer to the transit unfriendly development of the yesteryear.”

The new stations will be placed near TTC subway stations and streetcar stops. The additions will increase the number of bike share stops in the city to 270 with 2,750 bikes and 4,700 docks.

The Government of Canada and the city will each contribute $1.25 million toward 50 stations, and the city will also put forward $1.5 million for another 20 stations.

Ontario provided $4.9 million to the Toronto Parking Authority in 2016 to allow the program to expand.

Bike sharing allows riders to take a bike from a station on a trip and return it to any station across the city.

“Riding a shared bike to the transit stop may well represent the answer to getting some of those residents in some of those areas out of their cars and onto the transit system,” Tory added.

According to a news release, Bike Share Toronto has almost 9,500 active members and has served more than one million rides over the last 12 months.

Bike Share Toronto to add 70 stations throughout the city

Bike sharing service to go as far as Etobicoke, Scarborough

News Aug 02, 2017 by Aaron D'Andrea Bloor West Villager

Toronto’s bike sharing system is expanding across the city with the addition of 70 new stations that will be installed throughout August.

The Bike Share Toronto announcement came at a news conference Aug. 2 held by representatives from all three levels of government.

“We’re moving beyond the downtown core and putting stations in Etobicoke and Scarborough,” said Mayor John Tory. “I believe that the bike share program represents part of the answer to the transit unfriendly development of the yesteryear.”

The new stations will be placed near TTC subway stations and streetcar stops. The additions will increase the number of bike share stops in the city to 270 with 2,750 bikes and 4,700 docks.

The Government of Canada and the city will each contribute $1.25 million toward 50 stations, and the city will also put forward $1.5 million for another 20 stations.

Ontario provided $4.9 million to the Toronto Parking Authority in 2016 to allow the program to expand.

Bike sharing allows riders to take a bike from a station on a trip and return it to any station across the city.

“Riding a shared bike to the transit stop may well represent the answer to getting some of those residents in some of those areas out of their cars and onto the transit system,” Tory added.

According to a news release, Bike Share Toronto has almost 9,500 active members and has served more than one million rides over the last 12 months.