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Download CycleFinder for on-the-go access to Bike Share Toronto!

INTRODUCING E-BIKES TO OUR BIKE FLEET!

Bike Share Toronto is launching pedal assist e-bikes as part of a pilot program.

Here, you can get familiar with e-bikes, including:

 

  • E-bike features and functions
  • How to locate an e-bike on our system map
  • How to unlock a bike
  • Safety and rules of the road

 

All riders are required to wear a helmet while riding an e-bike in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

Bike Share Toronto e-bike features

AS A CYCLIST, YOU MUST SHARE THE ROAD WITH OTHERS (E.G. CARS, BUSES, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES. UNDER THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT (HTA), A BICYCLE IS A VEHICLE, JUST LIKE A CAR OR TRUCK.

 

CYCLISTS MUST OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AND HAVE THE SAME RESPONSIBILITIES AS DRIVERS. CYCLISTS CANNOT CARRY PASSENGERS IF THEIR BICYCLE IS MEANT FOR ONLY ONE PERSON.

HOW TO LOCATE AN E-BIKE

Users can locate e-bikes using the PBSC/CycleFinder app, which can be downloaded here, or the system map on the Bike Share Toronto website. Follow the below steps to locate an e-bike in the system.

Find a Bike Share Toronto e-bike on the app

Locate an e-bike via the CycleFinder/PBSC app

 

  • Open the CycleFinder/PBSC app on your smart device
  • Zoom out to view all 625 stations
  • Locate a station that has a black icon, instead of a green icon (a black icon indicates the station contains an e-bike)
  • Click on the station to check if it does have an available e-bike

Locate an e-bike via the website system map

 

  • Open your web browser and head to www.BikeShareToronto.com
  • Open the system map to see a detailed map of all 625 stations in the Bike Share Toronto system
  • Find a station with a small white lightning bolt within a black circular icon, indicating that it contains an available e-bike
  • Click on the station to confirm e-bike availability (interface shown in the image opposite)
Find a Bike Share Toronto e-bike on the map

HOW TO UNLOCK A BIKE

How to unlock a bike share toronto bike
Access Bike Share Toronto from your smartphone

BUY: Purchase a pass at a station kiosk  or by downloading the CycleFinder/PBSC app. Register for an annual membership here.

Unlock a bike share toronto bicycle with the PBSC/CycleFinder app

UNLOCK: Receive a 5-digit code from the station kiosk upon purchase or via the CycleFinder/PBSC app. Enter your code into a dock, or use the QR code feature, to unlock and ride.

Bike Share Toronto Pass

RIDE: Enjoy unlimited 30-minute, station-to-station trips while your pass is active. After 30 minutes, overage fees apply. Return your bike to any station citywide to end your trip.

Bike Share Toronto how to use the system

REPEAT: To continue riding, request a new unlock code at a station kiosk by selecting "I Have a Pass" or through the CycleFinder/PBSC app by tapping a station on the map.

Read more on how the system works. Under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), a bicycle is a vehicle, just like a car or truck. Cyclists must obey all traffic laws and have the same responsibilities as drivers. Cyclists cannot cannot passengers if their bicycle is meant for only one person.

 

Please ensure you dock every 30 minutes to avoid overage fees. To learn more about overage fees, please visit our Pricing page.

rules of the road

Toronto's cycling infrastructure is growing, meaning more riders are on the road every day! Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a new biker, discover our safety tips to ensure a safe ride.

Safety

Plan a Sensible Route

Use Cyclefinder/PBSC, the Transit App or our System Map to plan the route to your destination in advance. Use bike lanes when available.

Safety

Pre-Ride Safety Check

Adjust the seat to your height, check the brakes for resistance, and ensure both tires are inflated before you start riding.

Safety

Always Wear a Helmet

All riders should wear a helmet at all times with chin strap secured whilst riding an e-bike, as per the Highway Traffic Act.

Safety

Use Hand Signals

Extend your arm out and point in the direction you are planning to turn. To signal you are stopping, drop your left arm straight down.

Safety

Yield to Pedestrians

Bicyclists are required to yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections.

Safety

Stay off Sidewalks

Sidewalks are for pedestrian traffic only. When on the sidewalk, make sure you walk with your bike.

Safety

Ride with Traffic

Bicyclists must ride in the same direction of traffic as cars and use a bike lane when available.

Safety

Obey Traffic Signals

Bicyclists must obey all traffic lights and signs. Not only is this the law, but these rules are in place to keep you safe!

Please remember to bring your helmet when you plan on riding an e-bike. If you do not have the means to purchase a helmet but would like to try Bike Share Toronto's e-bikes, please contact CustomerService@BikeShareToronto.com.

CITY OF TORONTO CYCLING SAFETY

The Ontario Highway Traffic Act highlights the rules for cyclists and other vehicles to travel safely and predictably on City streets. The City of Toronto has By-Laws that regulate the safe use of different cycling infrastructure throughout the City.

frequently asked questions (FAQ)