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Anticipation Building Over BIXI’s Next Move

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  Back in June 2011, city staff said that Bixi Toronto would break even financially at around 6,000 members.  Now that it has more than 5,000 I am optimistic that it can grow sensibly and without borrowing money. BIXI Toronto, the city’s fledgling bike-lending program, is due for an upgrade. Since it came online last […]

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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto

Toronto News: 2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto [Torontoist] When Bixi Toronto launched in May, we were surprised at how quickly we fell for the sturdy, practical rides that popped up at solar-powered stations across the downtown core—turns out that the bike-share system appeals to even habitual TTC users and bike owners. Stormy when you leave home? Take the […]

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The News Cycle for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Law Abiding Cyclist

From tragedy to disgust: Video of dead cyclist stolen [The Star] Earlier this month, bicyclist Jenna Morrison was struck and killed by a truck while turning right from Sterling Rd. to Dundas St. W.  Now, the family has been rocked by the news that a video camera containing footage of the much-loved yoga instructor dancing […]

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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Advertising replaces Bike Racks

  Advertising good, bikes bad [Dodgeville] Enough has been written about these stupid info pillars elsewhere that I won’t bore you with another diatribe against their design or the questionable process that resulted in the city being saddled with them in the first place. This one is in front of Carrot Common on Danforth and in […]

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The News Cycle for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Bixi Toronto

Bike Union / MEC Member Appreciation Night [Toronto Cyclists Union] Join us for our Member Appreciation Night at Mountain Equipment Co-op on Thursday December 1st from 7:00 – 9:00.  Like last year, bike union members will receive 10% off everything in the store except boats.  New this year, MEC has extended their 10% discount to bikes as well! […]

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Groupon Deal: Bixi Membership for $47 ($95 Value)

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If you’ve been putting off buying a Bixi Toronto membership, Groupon is making it a lot easier to buy one.  For a limited time (until today, Wed, Oct. 5, at midnight) you can get a Bixi membership for $47 instead of $95.  That’s a savings of 51%! As of midnight last night, almost 900 people […]

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Video: How BIXI Toronto Bike-Sharing Works

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We have to share this fantastic video made by Ryan Carter about how Bixi Toronto works. Great job Ryan! Thanks for agreeing to having your video on BikingToronto.

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Bixi Toronto Launches at 11 AM at Ryerson

Photo of Bixi Bikes at Mutual & Dundas by SeanPhotos on Twitter

It looks like the weather is not co-operating for Bixi Toronto Launch Day, but as far as I know, the “Launch Event” planned for this morning at 11 on Gould just east of Yonge on the Ryerson Campus is still a “go”: The launch event will see over 40 GTA cyclists cross Yonge Street and […]

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Photos of Bixi Toronto Docking Stations

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Bixi Toronto is launching tomorrow!  To whet your appetite, here’s a collection of Bixi docking stations that have been plunked down around the downtown and are awaiting bikes. All photos are property of the respective photographers – you can click their names to go to the source photo, and click the location to see it […]

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The new Bixi Toronto website has launched!

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Very quickly… go and check out the brand New Bixi Toronto website – it’s beautiful, and awesome, and has all the great features of other Bixi system sites!  It even has a big searchable map of all the bike docking station locations! https://toronto.bixi.com/

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The Bixis are Coming! The Bixis are Coming!

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Spotted yesterday by @AdamSchwabe … Bixi Toronto bike docking stations on a truck en route to Toronto! Frankly… it’s about time!  Bixi Toronto is launching in a week … and we don’t even know where these stations are going to be (there will be 80 of them around downtown – with 1000 bikes altogether).

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