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It’s time for Toronto to think bigger about bikes

A cyclist rides past BIXI bikes in Toronto on Wednesday. BIXI Toronto Inc. borrowed $4.5-million from the city, and has a loan balance of $3.9-million as of Dec. 31, 2012, according to a city report going before the mayor’s executive committee next week. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

For a city with big ambitions, Toronto often thinks awfully small. Consider a couple of examples from the world of bikes.

Major cities around the world are promoting cycling to get people out of their cars and ease the pressure on public transportation. One way is bike-sharing, letting tourists and locals alike get around town on sturdy, practical, borrowed bikes for a modest cost. You can pick up a bike at one station and drop it off at another. Scores of cities from Dublin to Rio have embraced the system.

 

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