Bixi Toronto has gotten the go-ahead from today’s meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. From the National Post: A bike share program modeled after a popular system in Montreal won unanimous endorsement from the public works and infrastructure committee today. BIXI Toronto, which would be run by the same company that operates its [...]
The City of Toronto just sent out a special update to Cyclometer subscribers on the Public Bike System, which has been in trouble due to finances. A new arrangement has apparently been hammered out, and will be discussed at the April 20th meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee: Proposed Public Bicycle Program – [...]
A little bit of breaking news for you…there were rumours about this floating around yesterday, but I wanted to make sure things were “concrete”, so to speak, before blogging about it for you. Toronto’s plans to emulate the great success of bikesharing systems around the world, by using the Public Bike System company (the same [...]
Great post from The Urban Country about some previously unreleased details about the Bixi public bike system that Toronto is getting next year: Photo by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country After a successful launch in Montreal last May, BIXI has served more than 1 million users – an amazing accomplishment for its first [...]
Interesting post on the Walrus’ blog last month on the forthcoming Public Bike System (or Bixi Toronto) planned to launch in 2010: Driving the Lane: Toronto Prepares for Public Bicycling Toronto’s updated plan, modeled after Montreal’s two-year old BIXI and the 20,000–strong Vélib “shared bicycle” program in Paris, proposes a start-up service area bounded by [...]
Originally posted in the Forum: The National Post had an article yesterday on Toronto pursuing a bike rental system: “Toronto is looking to spend $11-million to buy 3,000 bicycles, stands and software from the Public Bike System, aka “BIXI,” run by the City of Montreal’s parking authority, says a May 26 report from Toronto’s public [...]
Great news… after issuing an REOI (Request for Expressions of Interest) for a Public Bicycles Project in April, Toronto is moving ahead… with one item on the agenda (page 27) of the June 3rd Public Works and Infrastructure Meeting (PDF file) being to negotiate with the Public Bicycle System Company: The General Manager, Transportation Services, [...]
The City of Toronto has just posted a REOI (Request for Expressions of Interest) for a “Public Bicycles Project”… they are trying to gauge interest from companies for setting up a BikeSharing program (following the lead of Paris, Montreal, D.C., etc.): The purpose of this REOI is to pre-qualify Respondents capable of offering a Public [...]
Very big news coming from the Toronto Star this morning… that the City wants to emulate Paris’ Velib bikesharing system: Toronto is getting the wheels in motion to roll out a high-tech rent-a-bike program next year, not unlike a wildly successful one in Paris, says the head of the city’s cycling committee. “It will be [...]
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