Lucy rides a BIXI from our Bike Spotting BIXI. Photo by Tammy Thorne.
BIXI Toronto will begin relocating 17 stations starting this Saturday, November 26, 2011. On-street stations are being moved to prevent damage during snow removal. Stations with lower usage will also be relocated.
The City of Toronto and BIXI will place these existing stations at new locations outside of the current service area. Originally covering 8 square kilometres, BIXI users will get access to stations now covering 12 square kilometres, an expansion of 50%. The station at Phoebe Ave and Spadina will also grow with 24 new docking points added.
BIXI Toronto has reached 3936 members after only 6 months of service and riders have made 372,417 trips. BIXI Toronto is also reporting that the average number of trips per day has seen little decrease even as outside temperatures continue to fall. Toronto's bike-share system is up and running year around, the first system open all year in Canada.
BIXI Toronto station relocations are as follows:
|Shuter St/ Bond St||SW corner Sherbourne/ Carlton (Allan Gardens)|
|CNE||SW corner Trinity/ Front (Distillery)|
|Peter/ Queen||SW corner Bathurst/ Queens Quay (Island Airport)|
|Duncan/ Queen||NE corner Queen/ Van Auley|
|Mutual St/ Gould St||SW corner corner Gould/ Mutual|
|Hayter St/ Bay St||NE corner Euclid/ Bloor|
|Beverley St/ College St||SE corner Bathurst/ Lennox|
|Beverley St/ Grange Ave||SE corner Queen/ Portland|
|College St/ Roberts St||NW corner College/ Major|
|Hoskin Ave/ Devonshire Pl||SE corner Bloor/ Brunswick|
|Surrey Place/ Grovesnor Ave||NE corner King St/ Princess Ave|
|Yonge St/ Dundonald St||NE corner College St/ Borden|
|University Ave/ Richmond St||SE corner Wellington St/ Portland St|
|Church St/ Granby Ave||NW corner Church St/ Alexander St|
|University Ave / Charles St||NE Bay St/ Scollard Ave|
|Mutual Ave/ Dundas||NE corner Sherbourne St/ Wellesley St|
|Jarvis St/ Shuter Ave||SE corner Bathurst St/ Dundas St|
Stations will be moved on these days:
1. University Ave / Charles St
2. Peter / Queen
3. Mutual Ave / Dundas
1. Expansion of Phoebe Ave / Spadina Ave
2. College St / Roberts St
3. Church St / Granby Ave
1. Beverley St / Grange Ave
2. Jarvis St / Shuter Ave
3. Mutual St / Gould St
1. Hayter St / Bay St
2. Surrey Place / Grovesnor Ave
1. Shuter St / Bond St
2. Duncan / Queen
3. Yonge St / Dundonald St
1. University Ave / Richmond St
2. Beverley St / College St
3. Hoskin Ave / Devonshire PI
Earlier this summer our Bike Spotting team found that BIXI riders were already travelling outside of the service area: Why are you on a BIXI and how far are you going?