Just over one month with Bike Share Toronto

One month with Bike Share Toronto

One month of Bike Share Toronto and three years of exercise walks

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

5 thoughts on “Just over one month with Bike Share Toronto”

  1. Great to keep active and the outdoor time has so many benefits. I am happy that you have developed such a fondness for the bike and it has expanded the distance of your adventures.

  2. The future of Toronto’s widely used bicycle-sharing system could be on the rocks amid tension between the City and one of its agencies over their profit-sharing agreement, according to a new CBC report.

    The conflict boils down to disagreements over how to share the millions of dollars accumulated by publicly-owned parking lots.

    The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) is arguing for a new profit-sharing agreement, noting that it will need to “defer over $14 million” in capital spending if a new plan is not finalized.

    The cuts could specifically impact Bike Share Toronto, which is operated by the TPA and offers 24/7 access to over 9,000 bikes at 700 stations across Toronto.

    According to the CBC, the last profit-sharing agreement between the TPA and the City expired in 2019. However, its terms remain in effect and require the agency to give $38 million per year to the City, or 85 per cent of its profits, whichever is greater.


  3. A massive lineup at a Bike Share station in Toronto earlier this week is raising questions about how the city’s bike-sharing system could be better managed in high-traffic areas during rush hour.

    The lineup, which formed outside a Bike Share Toronto “superstation” at King Street West and Bay Street, was captured in a photo and shared on Reddit, where it amassed hundreds of responses and ignited lots of polarizing discussions.

    Bike Share superstations are staffed with team members at high commuter locations, offering unlimited bikes and spaces to dock from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

    Despite this, the line was reported to be moving at a “glacial pace” by the original poster.

    “Oh I was in that line this morning lol. It was taking so long that I basically gave up and biked to Church and Adelaide where I found an empty bike lock,” one person commented in the thread.


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