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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 feasibility and expected cost of integrating the service. The board will also request that any decision on the Bixi matter be held […]

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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 Douglas. “He was trying to do some sort of stunt with the bike, some sort of jump,” said Sgt. Douglas. “He fell […]

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It’s time for Toronto to think bigger about bikes

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A cyclist rides past BIXI bikes in Toronto on Wednesday. BIXI Toronto Inc. borrowed $4.5-million from the city, and has a loan balance of $3.9-million as of Dec. 31, 2012, according to a city report going before the mayor’s executive committee next week. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail) For a city with big ambitions, […]

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How Kristyn Wong-Tam plans to save BIXI Toronto

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Developers to cut the number of parking spaces in new residential developments could save Toronto’s ailing bike share program, says councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam. Current city rules allow builders to trade parking capacity for auto share spaces or ring-and-post locks, and Wong-Tam wants BIXI stands added to that list. In a member’s motion to be heard […]

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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 Rates are Rising, but just a little

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We reported on Monday that Bixi Toronto had sent emails out to subscribers with the option of renewing their memberships early to lock in 2012 prices (ie. $95/year, plus tax).  It was not evident then what kind of price increases were in store for 2013. I emailed Bixi and City Staff to find out what […]

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Bixi Toronto Rates are going up in 2013

Bixi Rates are going up

According to an email I received today, Bixi is raising it’s rental rates.  The current rates are $5 for 24 hours; $12 for 72 hours; $40 for 30 days and $95 for a year.   There seems to be no information regarding what the new rates will be online yet.  I’ve emailed Bixi and city staff […]

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Bixi Toronto celebrates one-millionth rider

Bixi Toronto celebrates one-millionth rider

  After only 18 months, Torontonians have taken Bixi bikes on over one millions trips around the city. Today, Melanie Brayne, the lucky one-millionth rider, received a prize by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East) at an event at City Hall. She received a one-year membership to Bixi and a Samsung Galaxy Note.  […]

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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 Friday, June 8, 2012

A Public Transit adventure

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride] I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with […]

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The News Cycle for Monday, May 7, 2012

Jarvis safer since bike lanes, report shows

Cycle Toronto says city data shows Jarvis safer for everyone with a bike lane [OpenFile] While the Toronto Cyclist’s Union Cycle Toronto’s effort to force the city to conduct a time-consuming environmental assessment before removing the Jarvis bike lanes continues, it’s published city collision data showing changes from the period before the bike lane was put in, and […]

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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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