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The News Cycle for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

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Cycling safely toward a better city [Toronto Star] Mostly an article with Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities about what is needed to make Toronto a great cycling city (hint – it’s things other cities like NYC, London, Montreal and Vancouver are doing) Bixi Toronto Newsletter – November 2011 [Bixi] The November edition of Bixi Toronto’s […]

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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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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 Launches on May 3rd

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After a winter of no information, a message on Bixi’s facebook page is announcing that the system will start transforming Toronto’s downtown on May 3rd! We are proud to announce in collaboration with the City of Toronto that the official launch of the BIXI Toronto program will take place on May 3, 2011, with 1,000 […]

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Bixi Toronto is (almost) Ready to Launch

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It’s something that we at BikingToronto have known for a while, that in addition to having 1000+ subscribers, Bixi Toronto is just putting the finishing touches on securing $600,000 in corporate sponsorships for the first 3 years of the program: BIXI Toronto has met its key targets, though a two week extension to today’s sponsorship […]

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On The Blogs: The Exploding Bike Culture on Montreal

At the Corner of Rachel & Brébeuf, Montreal

Duncan has posted a great video of lots of cyclists in Montreal, via Copenhagenize: Like in over 130 cities around the world, a bike share system has kickstarted the return of bicycle to the city. In Montreal’s case it’s the Bixi. In October 3 million trips had been registered so far this year. See the […]

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Bixi Toronto reaches 1000 Subscriber Goal

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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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Where to Demo Bixi This Week

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Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Thursday Oct 14: Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue (map) from 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday Oct 16: Wychwood Car Barns (near St. Clair and Bathurst) 8 Benson Avenue […]

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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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1000 Members of Bixi Party – Mon, Oct. 18th

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Bixi Toronto needs to get their subscription numbers up over 1000 before Nov. 30th, and they’re planning on getting there far ahead of that date.  They are holding a “1000 Members Party” at SteamWhistle Brewery on Mon, Oct. 18th, and inviting all of their members and encouraging them all to bring along a non-member: BIXI […]

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