Bike Share Toronto announces program expansionJune 09, 2020 — Cities
Everyone loves the nifty station map feature in the PBSC app, which helps pinpoint available bikes and stations in real-time.
Phase 6: Expansion – Launched in 2020
On June 9th, 2020, Toronto Mayor John Tory and the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) announced the expansion of Bike Share Toronto for the 3rd time in 3 years under Shift Transit’s operational leadership. An additional 1,850 bikes, 160 stations, and 3,615 docking points were added during this phase. In total, the program will now span 625 stations, 6,850 bikes, and 12,000 docking points.
300 E-FIT e-bikes with pedal assist technology and 10 charging smart stations were also made available this summer as part of the Bike Share Toronto pilot program. With the system rapidly spreading throughout Canada's largest city, and continued increased ridership, the support the service receives from Torontonians is truly remarkable.
Our partner Shift Transit took over day-to-day operational management of the program in April 2017, including station installations, bike/station maintenance, bike/station repair, rebalancing, customer care, and marketing and sales. Since assuming operations, the system has shattered all previous records, including:
- An 188% increase in ridership between 2016 and 2019
- 96% growth in memberships
- 212% increase in the system’s footprint
The expansion will also spread the system’s reach to include 20 of Toronto’s 25 wards, bringing the benefits of bike share to almost all corners of the city.
Press conference at the E-FIT launch