Great news for Torontonians who enjoy a greener commute – Toronto’s Bike Share program is expanding!
Thanks to $7.5 million in funding from the province and city, the program is adding 105 stations and 1,250 bikes, bringing the total to 5,000 bikes across 465 stations. Stations are being added to ten new neighbourhoods at the edge of the current network, which means you’ll now be able to find bikes as far as Mimico, Eglington, and the Upper Beaches. And if you’re worried about overcrowded stations with all those extra bikes coming downtown, the city has you covered – new stations are also being added to the city centre to accommodate.
Bike share programs offer opportunities for locals and tourists alike. They’re a great option for commuters to bike to or from the TTC. In fact, the city strategically builds Bike Share stations near TTC locations for just that purpose. They’re also perfect for those who only want to bike one way, whether it’s to work or to the bar!
With more bikes available in more locations, more people will have the opportunity to choose two wheels over four. Over 2 million people used the bike share service in 2018, and given planned expansions, the program is hoping to hit 4 million by 2020. More people riding bikes in turn means reduced vehicle emissions, less congested roads, improved health, individual financial savings, and more.
Most new bikes and stations are already in place, so Torontonians can get outside and enjoy the ride this summer!
Are you excited for Bike Share Toronto’s expansion?
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