Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His BIXI

Veloo Media Mayor Miller and Bixi http://www.veloomedia.com/2010-pages/2010-events/2010-mayor-msg.html

In a taped message to Tour de France competitor Michael Barry, Mayor David Miller takes a few minutes to show off the blue BIXI on route to Toronto’s streets.

Watch the video here at Véloo Media

University Avenue Bike Lane Pilot, Bike Sharing; Approved

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Great news travels fast over Twitter!

Yvonne Bambrick of Toronto Cyclists Union at #voteTOin416

Yvonne Bambrick

Via #voteTOin416

I’m a member of the Toronto Cyclists Union. At the Toronto International Bicycle Show I volunteered with the Union and had a fantastic time speaking with Bike Show attendees about the issues facing all cyclists on Toronto’s streets. This was the first time I’d met Yvonne and listening to her speak passionately about cycling and cyclists was an inspiration. Advocating for cycling in Toronto can be as simple as using your bicycle as often as possible and, while doing so, setting a positive example for all cyclists.

Learn more about the Toronto Cyclists Union and become a member at http://bikeunion.to

The Bike-Sharing World Map

Bike-sharing is huge!

As Toronto plans to launch a Bike-sharing program in 2010, The Bike-sharing Blog has compiled a map of existing and planned bike-sharing programs around the world. Click on the image below for the interactive Google Map:

Bike-sharing World Map

Visit: The Bike-Sharing Blog

Via: EcoVelo

What Colour Should Toronto’s Bicycle Sharing Program Use?

Over on I Bike TO.ca, herb has posted his own mock-up of a Toronto Bixi bicycle. To reference the BikeShare program that folded a few years back in Toronto he’s gone with a bright and distinctive yellow as shown below:

Yellow to pay tribute to BikeShare as suggested by herb on I Bike TO.ca

Yellow to pay tribute to BikeShare as suggested by herb on I Bike TO.ca

BikingToronto member Bikeroo posted a stealth photo of a BIXI bicycle at City Hall that reveals blue as a possible colour for Toronto’s bicycle sharing program:

Blue Bixi spotted in Toronts City Hall

Blue Bixi spotted in Toronto's City Hall

Taking a look around the world, what colours are other bicycle sharing programs using?

Bright red on the tail end of Vélov in Lyon, France

Bright red on the tail end of Vélo'v in Lyon, France

Red and white for Bicing in Barcelona

Red and white for Bicing in Barcelona

Red for the first bicycle sharing program in the USA, DCs SmartBike

Red for the first bicycle sharing program in the USA, DC's SmartBike

In Helsinki you cant miss the neon green and yellow

In Helsinki you can't miss the neon green and yellow

Blue and Red bike share bicycle in Copenhagen, although this may change

Blue and Red bike share bicycle in Copenhagen, although this may change

In Stockholm its blue and white

In Stockholm it's blue and white

Classic styling and green in San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain

Classic styling and green in San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain

Bright yellow for OYBike in London, UK

Bright yellow for OYBike in London, UK

A subtle grey for Vélib’ in Paris, France

A subtle grey for Vélib’ in Paris, France

Grey and black for BIXI in Montreal, Canada

Grey and black for BIXI in Montreal, Canada

What colour would you like to see Toronto’s bike share system?

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