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?

Photos via Wikipedia

About duncan

Duncan rides bicycles in the city of Toronto and contributes to the main blog of BikingToronto as well as writing and taking photos for his blog Duncan's City Ride.

Comments

  1. Gotta say I love the colour in BikeRoo’s photo… Toronto Blue! It’ll help identify the bike as an “official” bike.

    I wonder if anyone knows if there is an official name for the program yet? I myself like BixiTO… but haven’t heard of any names other than “Public Bike System”.

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