You know something good is happening when regular Torontonians start making graphics that support people signing up for Bixi Toronto. The graphic to the right (designed by Cristina Matei) is appearing all over facebook today… encouraging people to sign up for Bixi Toronto and bring economical public bike rentals to Toronto. You can click it [...]
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: Tuesday Oct 5: 10am to 3pm – St Lawrence Market – 92 Front Street East (map) Wednesday Oct 6: 12pm to 5pm – Toronto City Hall - 100 Queen [...]
BikingToronto member Cat B has done up a cool graph on her Velo T.O. blog about subscription numbers for Bixi: Bixi is looking more and more like a sure bet in Toronto! Have you signed up yet? The goal is to get 1000 memberships by November 30th. They definitely look well on their way to [...]
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 Sept 30: Toronto General Hospital on University Ave. from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Friday Oct 1st: Next to 555 university ave from 11 am to 2 pm [...]
It was only 6 days ago that we reported that Bixi Toronto had passed the 600 annual subscribers mark, and now we’re happy to tell you that they’ve passed the 700 level. This means that 700 Torontonians have each plunked down $95 ($107 with HST) for a membership that gives them unlimited rides around the [...]
Bixi Toronto had a demo station set up at the Brickworks yesterday, and mayoral candidate (and possible Rob Ford killer, depending on how anti-Ford sentiment coalesces) George Smitherman decided to stop by, try it out, and sign up. Smitherman has been a little bit all over the map on the bike issue during this campaign. [...]
The other day, Bixi Toronto passed the 600 subscription mark, and is now at 650, reports the Toronto Star: Toronto’s could-be public bike-share system is still 350 subscriptions short of rolling into the downtown core. BIXI Toronto is scheduled to be launched in May 2011 – but only if the proposed service attracts 1,000 subscribers [...]
If you’re curious about this Bixi thing that may get started in Toronto in the spring, this weekend is a good time to check out a demo station of the system: Friday Sept 24: Southeast Corner Spadina and Bloor, on Bloor – from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday Sept 25: Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview [...]
It’s taken only 8 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 600 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 60% there, however there is still concern that we won’t reach 1,000 subscribers: “Our biggest problem is that people think [Bixi] is already happening, so they don’t [...]
It’s taken only 5 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 500 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 50% there! Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 (+HST = $107.35) for an entire year! That gives you unlimited free rides for an entire year (as [...]
It’s been a while since our last News Links post, so here are some news clippings we’ve collected over the last few weeks: Rob Ford Truck Touting “Respect For Taxpayers” Ironically Parks Disrespectfully Over Taxpayer-Serving Bike Lane – Torontoist August 12, 2010 11:38 AM On Monday evening, at around 6 p.m., Linda Noelle Bush was [...]
Earlier today, we were the first (and the only, still) with the news about the great primary sponsorship arrangement between Bixi Toronto and ING Direct. Now we bring you the press release announcing this: Mayor David Miller and representatives from the Public Bike System Company (PBSC) have welcomed ING DIRECT Canada as the primary sponsor [...]
Big news from Bixi Toronto today! They’ve landed ING Direct as a primary sponsor for the system! This not only lends a lot of credence to the assertion that a BikeSharing system is viable in Toronto, but that big companies will sponsor it and keep it healthy. This sponsorship not only puts Bixi Toronto well [...]
With the expanded and improved Bixi Toronto website, there’s a lot more information about the opportunities for businesses to sponsor Bixi Toronto stations: The cost for sponsoring a Bixi station over a 3-year term is 60,000. From the Bixi Toronto website: The many benefits: Your company’s name or logo will be affixed to the station [...]
Have you checked out the Bixi Toronto website recently? You should! They’ve just enhanced it hugely, with sections devoted to: Get Rolling with Bixi Subscription / Fees Sponsorship News FAQs Check it out at http://toronto.bixi.com You can also check out our Bixi Toronto Information Page for more info!
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