Hey, Bike Share Community! We are back and more excited than ever to continue our series where we recognize and share your experiences as dedicated Bike Share riders. Bike Share is used by many for commuting, running errands, leisure rides, heading to appointments, and more. Our team is setting out to connect with more of you, learn about your experiences, and empower the community around us.
What station do you consider to be your “Home station”? Are there other stations that are key to your use patterns?
The one that’s at Yonge and Bloor. I find that it’s easy for me to take the subway from Finch and get off at Bloor station. Then take a bike to my destination. Usually, I would have to stop in quite a few places when running errands. The one close to Eaton Center (2 minutes walking distance) is my second choice.
What would you consider to be the “local gems” or spots you love to frequent in your community using Bike Share?
Definitely Trillium Park. It’s such a relaxing moment that I could ride the bike and enjoy the view of the lake.
What do you love the most about using Bike Share and what value do you find in using the system?
Convenient! It’s always difficult to find parking and it’s expensive to park downtown. With Bike Share, I was able to stop whenever or wherever I needed to. Besides that, it actually saved me a lot of commute time as I didn’t have to worry about finding parking.
What made you start riding with Bike Share?
Last summer, my boyfriend who is not from Toronto, wanted to explore downtown Toronto when visiting me. I thought it was a good idea to use Bike Share so we can stop anywhere we want, grab some snacks and take some pictures around the area. Then I realized it’s such an awesome tool when I need to run errands in downtown Toronto. That’s when I fell in love with Bike Share Toronto.
Mosha, thank you for being a member of Bike Share Toronto! We’re happy to have you as a rider. For your chance to be featured as our Member of the Month, tag us on social media using #BikeShareTO and you could receive a DM from us.
In the meantime, grab a friend, grab a pass and get riding!
-Your Friends at Bike Share Toronto