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May Blog – Celebrate Bike Share Toronto’s 10 Year Anniversary

04/29/2021

We are celebrating Bike Share Toronto’s 10 year anniversary, and wow a lot has changed! In 2011, known as Bixi, we had a modest 80 stations and 1,000 bikes. We have now grown to become one of Toronto’s integral transportation systems to help people move around the city. Sprawling across more than 200KM2 of the city, you can ride far and wide, discovering every angle at your own pace.  Join us as we reflect on our growth during the year we celebrate 10 years!

 

 

 

 

When we initially started, our system helped get commuters from point A to B within a footprint that was concentrated in the downtown core. We have now grown to the point where we reach the border of Etobicoke and have our new pilot programs in Scarborough and North York. Bike Share Toronto isn’t just for commuters but for anyone who wants to hit the road on two wheels. Running errands, meeting friends, heading to an appointment or just want to get outside and move? Bike Share Toronto has become a pillar within our city’s transportation ecosystem. Together as a community, we have broken many records with our riders – even as recent as in 2020 with 2.9 million trips taken; it’s no wonder that we are North America’s third-largest bikesharing service. 

 

 

 

 

Last year was, of course, very different for Bike Share Toronto as well as for all our users. We saw a shift from primarily commuting into offices to being a popular method of transportation in Toronto for those working on the front lines and commuting for essential trips. In one of our #FeatureFridays series posts, we spoke to Crystal, who uses Bike Share Toronto to help clear her mind and lift her spirits after a long shift in the ICU. We also connected with Gregory, who switched to Bike Share Toronto to ensure that he could keep his immunocompromised patients safer. We are honoured to have helped all those heroes working in the front line. THANK YOU!

 

 

 

Bike Share Toronto is so proud of all the growth we have seen and is committed to providing all of our riders with a greener, healthier and cost-effective way to commute on their own terms. Most importantly, we are committed to the bike share community in Toronto.

 

To those that choose to ride with us, whether the first time or since the beginning, THANK YOU! If you’re looking to get riding, we encourage you to try a single-trip pass for $3.25 and see what all the hype is about. Stay tuned to our social media channels – we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary throughout the entire summer season!

 

Enjoy the adventure with Bike Share Toronto, and download the PBSC app on your smartphone to see what experiences are waiting for you. Don’t forget to tag us wherever your bike may take you! #BikeShareTO

 
 

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