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JOB POSTING: General Manager – Toronto Bike Share at Alta Bicycle Share

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Well, this is COOL.  Want to run Toronto’s bikeshare?  Here is your chance: About Toronto Bike Share: Bicycle sharing is a sustainable, healthy, and community-based transportation option that enhances urban livability and mobility. Toronto Bike Share will operate with 1,000 bikes and 100 stations in the City of Toronto.  Through contracts with the City of […]

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Cycle Toronto Launches Businesses for BIXI Expansion Petition

Cycle Toronto Launches Businesses for BIXI Expansion Petition

Toronto businesses see BIXI as an important service for attracting customers and making commuting easier. Cycle Toronto is excited to launch our Businesses for BIXI Expansion petition. Cycle Toronto calls on all businesses that want BIXI stations in their neighbourhoods to sign on and encourage City Council to support a timely expansion to all places […]

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Bixi Toronto reaches 1000 Subscriber Goal

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Bixi Toronto has now reached the goal of signing up 1000 annual subscribers for the public bike rental system scheduled to start in May 2011.   The deadline for the 1000 goal was Nov. 30, so they reached that handily. Here’s how the 1000 members were signed up, over time: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 […]

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Where to Demo Bixi This Week

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Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Thursday Oct 14: Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue (map) from 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday Oct 16: Wychwood Car Barns (near St. Clair and Bathurst) 8 Benson Avenue […]

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Bixi Toronto reaches 800 Annual Subscriptions

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Bixi Toronto has announced they’ve reached the 800 mark for annual subscriptions!  Already 80% of the way to 1000 sign-ups needed by Nov. 30 in order for the system to launch in May 2011. Interested in how fast the 800 member level was reached?  We’ve been keeping track: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 Members […]

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1000 Members of Bixi Party – Mon, Oct. 18th

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Bixi Toronto needs to get their subscription numbers up over 1000 before Nov. 30th, and they’re planning on getting there far ahead of that date.  They are holding a “1000 Members Party” at SteamWhistle Brewery on Mon, Oct. 18th, and inviting all of their members and encouraging them all to bring along a non-member: BIXI […]

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Toronto gets Graphic about Bixi

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You know something good is happening when regular Torontonians start making graphics that support people signing up for Bixi Toronto. The graphic to the right (designed by Cristina Matei) is appearing all over facebook today… encouraging people to sign up for Bixi Toronto and bring economical public bike rentals to Toronto.  You can click it […]

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This Week’s Bixi Demonstration Schedule

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Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Tuesday Oct 5: 10am to 3pm – St Lawrence Market – 92 Front Street East (map) Wednesday Oct 6: 12pm to 5pm – Toronto City Hall -  100 Queen […]

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On The Blogs: Bixi’s headway in Toronto

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BikingToronto member Cat B has done up a cool graph on her Velo T.O. blog about subscription numbers for Bixi: Bixi is looking more and more like a sure bet in Toronto! Have you signed up yet? The goal is to get 1000 memberships by November 30th. They definitely look well on their way to […]

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Where to see Bixi Toronto this week

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Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Thursday Sept 30: Toronto General Hospital on University Ave. from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Friday Oct 1st: Next to 555 university ave from 11 am to 2 pm […]

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Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people!

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It was only 6 days ago that we reported that Bixi Toronto had passed the 600 annual subscribers mark, and now we’re happy to tell you that they’ve passed the 700 level. This means that 700 Torontonians have each plunked down $95 ($107 with HST) for a membership that gives them unlimited rides around the […]

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George Smitherman signs up for Bixi Toronto

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Bixi Toronto had a demo station set up at the Brickworks yesterday, and mayoral candidate (and possible Rob Ford killer, depending on how anti-Ford sentiment coalesces) George Smitherman decided to stop by, try it out, and sign up. Smitherman has been a little bit all over the map on the bike issue during this campaign.  […]

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The Star: Bixi still looking for 350 Sign-Ups

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The other day, Bixi Toronto passed the 600 subscription mark, and is now at 650, reports the Toronto Star: Toronto’s could-be public bike-share system is still 350 subscriptions short of rolling into the downtown core. BIXI Toronto is scheduled to be launched in May 2011 – but only if the proposed service attracts 1,000 subscribers […]

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Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships

It’s taken only 8 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 600 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 60% there, however there is still concern that we won’t reach 1,000 subscribers: “Our biggest problem is that people think [Bixi] is already happening, so they don’t […]

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Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships

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It’s taken only 5 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 500 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 50% there! Have you signed up yet?  It’s $95 (+HST = $107.35) for an entire year!  That gives you unlimited free rides for an entire year (as […]

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