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The News Cycle for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Recreation Trail Plan

Rush hour parking hogs to face $150 fine [The Star] Motorists should be dinged $150 for parking on busy streets in rush hour, or blocking a bicycle lane any time, city council decided. The city must now seek court approval before it can increase the fine from the current $60 for parking during rush hour — […]

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Nellie’s Women’s Shelter starting a Bike Sharing Program

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News from Nellie’s Women’s Shelter: Nellie’s Women’s Shelter is currently seeking bikes, bells, locks, lights and helmets to help our women get around the city! Living in a big city is difficult without access to efficient and affordable transportation. That’s why this summer we’re starting a Bike Sharing Program for the women and children at […]

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The Bixi Toronto Press Release – Full Text

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Here is the full text of the City of Toronto press release about the May 3, 2011 Launch of Bixi Toronto.  If you’d like to download the PDF for yourself, you can find it on Google Docs here. March 15, 2011 BIXI Toronto set to launch on May 3 The City of Toronto and the […]

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Bixi Toronto reaches 1000 Subscriber Goal

Bixi reaches 1000 members

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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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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Toronto City Council passes Bixi Toronto Public Bike Program

BikingToronto is happy to tell you that Toronto City Council has passed the BIXI Toronto program motion: 33 for and 8 against. The program is now scheduled to start in 2011 with 1,000 bikes, and will be run by the same people who run BIXI in Montreal. I listened to the proceedings online (I would’ve […]

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City Council Discusses BikeSharing and Bike Network Plans Tomorrow

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Following up on the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee discussions of a couple weeks ago regarding implementing a BikeSharing system in Toronto as well as improvements to the Bikeway Network, both of these items go before Toronto City Council tomorrow. I think we can all expect many news articles about a so-called “War on the […]

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BIXI Toronto gets preliminary go ahead

Bixi Toronto has gotten the go-ahead from today’s meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. From the National Post: A bike share program modeled after a popular system in Montreal won unanimous endorsement from the public works and infrastructure committee today. BIXI Toronto, which would be run by the same company that operates its […]

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Toronto Public Bike Sharing Update

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The City of Toronto just sent out a special update to Cyclometer subscribers on the Public Bike System, which has been in trouble due to finances.  A new arrangement has apparently been hammered out, and will be discussed at the April 20th meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee: Proposed Public Bicycle Program – […]

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