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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto expansion coming in 2015 with TD sponsorship

WOOOOOOOO! The City of Toronto will install 20 additional bike share stations in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games and continue to expand into high-density areas in 2016, according to the president of the Toronto Parking Authority. The new stations will be initially situated at Pan Am Games sites, such as the West Don […]


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NEWS: John Tory to make Bikeshare announcement

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UPDATE! TD is sponsoring Bikeshare Toronto for the next two years, opening up expansion plans. I just saw the “ticker”/news-scroll on CP24 say that John Tory is about to make an announcement regarding Bikeshare Toronto this morning. Let’s hope it’s like the recent NYC Citibike expansion announcement that came after Alta Bikeshare (the company that […]


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ELSEWHERE: NYC’s Citi Bike Is Finally Being Treated Like Public Transit

After months of troubles reported by New York City’s bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. It’s going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and more bikes. But here’s the change that will make all the difference: Citi Bike will get a new leader—one who used […]


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OH YEAH! Bike Finder uses SMA to find Bikeshare Toronto bikes!

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Need to find the closest Bike Share Toronto  station? Text your intersection to 647-559-0509 and Bike Finder will text back the location of the closest station, and how many docks are open. via Cycle Toronto – Need to find the closest Bike Share Toronto….


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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto Data Released

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Toronto Bike Share users have made 285,384 trips so far in 2014, criss-crossing the city via a network of 80 bicycle docks. In June alone, they pedalled 237,723 kilometres — burning an estimated six million calories in the process — and offset more than 100,000 pounds of carbon. The numbers are courtesy of Alta Bicycle […]


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ELSEWHERE: Persuasive Evidence that Bike-Share Serves as Public Transit

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Past work has found that bike-share members decrease their car use considerably: According to one survey, 52 percent did so in Minneapolis, and 41 percent in Washington, D.C. The new, more fine-grained analysis of bike-share use in these cities reveals that its role in the transit system varies based on the character of the host […]


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NEWS: Bike Share struggling with repair problem

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I could do without the anecdotes from people whining about not being able to find a spot to park their bikeshare bike (that generally means that the system is popular), but it is a symptom of the larger problem… that BikeShare parts and new stations are hard to come by in the short term. PBSC […]


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OH YEAH! Bike Share Toronto Hackathon & Design Jam

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Very cool!  Bikeshare Toronto… I think I love you.  Great innovative event. Save the date – we’re hacking Bike Share Toronto! On August 15th, 16th and 17th, we’ll be holding a hackathon, design jam and various community events to see what kinds of apps, maps, stories and visualizations we can create using Bike Share Toronto data and other […]


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OH YEAH: The $50 Bike Share Toronto deal is STILL ON

UPDATE: the deal is now over.  Congrats if you scored yourself one.   The BikeShare Toronto deal over on Buytopia keeps rolling on.  $50 for an entire year of unlimited sub-30 minute rides!   That’s 14 cents a day.  14 cents! AND BikeShare Toronto has let me know that even if you already have a […]


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ELSEWHERE: P’tit Vélib’ — bike-sharing program for kids launches in Paris

Bike-sharing programs have been all the rage in recent years. The Vélib’ program in Paris was by many accounts the program that got the massive trend rolling. Now, it has started P’tit Vélib’, a bike-sharing program for the kiddies. To start things off, the bikes will be available in 5 locations around the city. More […]


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