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Toronto turns management of Bixi over to Portland firm

Bixi Toronto will be administratively under the Toronto Parking Authority, but managed by Portland's Alta Bicycle Share. Toronto’s plan to save Bixi transfers the bike-sharing program to the Toronto … [Read more...]

City Council votes to save Bixi Toronto!

Great bike news came out of the Rob Ford debacle at City Hall yesterday.... not only has Council agreed to sustain Bixi Toronto (possibly running it via the Toronto Parking Authority), but making … [Read more...]

Toronto nearing deal to save Bixi

Good news for Bixi: The city government and Bixi have resurrected a deal to keep the troubled bicycle-sharing service alive — a deal that may involve a $5 million toilets-for-bikes trade.“I’m … [Read more...]

Condo developers contribute $1 million to Bixi Toronto

Too many politicians talk a good game, but how many actually follow through? Kristyn Wong-Tam FOR THE WIN. If, one day, the Bixi bicycle-sharing program finally arrives in neighbourhoods outside the … [Read more...]

TTC rejects Bixi but offers a distant hope

The TTC is in no position to save the Bixi bike-sharing program. But its board has agreed to take another look at the possibility if the city doesn’t come up with another solution. The TTC doesn’t … [Read more...]

TTC won’t save Bixi bikeshare program

Citing a lack of "financial sustainability" and "not part of our core business", the TTC is not going to take over Bixi. I'll pause here so you can go back and re-read that sentence. ... Read … [Read more...]

BIXI: It can totally transform Toronto if done right

What can be done with Bixi Toronto?  Just look at New York! In what seemed to happen almost overnight, New York City changed its transportation system as we know it, adding another mode of … [Read more...]

Why Bike Sharing is worth it


It would be foolish for Toronto to drain the the tires of its fledgling Bixi program before it really gets going, however. Even if bike sharing has so far failed to live up to the hype of its … [Read more...]

Bixi Toronto decision delayed until fall


The Toronto City Council Executive Committee has asked staff to do more research on the feasibility of Toronto taking over the Bixi Program... perhaps with it falling under the Toronto Parking … [Read more...]

Meanwhile in New York, Bikesharing is all the rage


This is what happens when a city, a world class city, truly invests in bikesharing: widescale adoption.  Here in Toronto we've had politicians who are scared of the car lobby put in a dinky little … [Read more...]

TTC will study Bixi integration

The TTC has taken another step closer to taking over the Bixi bike-share program. On Thursday, TTC board members approved a motion brought forth by chair Karen Stintz for a report on the … [Read more...]

Man dead after BIXI bike stunt

Toronto police said the incident happened around 3:45 a.m. Monday near Lower River Street and King Street. The man was riding a rented BIXI bike with four of his friends, said Sgt. Jeff … [Read more...]