How Transit App Saved Me From a Terrible Commute

The app also highlights gaps in the GTHA's transportation network, from cycling to transit.

By Chelsea La Vecchia

This story was originally published on Torontoist. 

Transit App

My commute is any cyclist’s dream—I ride 100 metres on a side street, and then it’s a straight shot down Sherbourne—one of Toronto’s only proper cycle tracks—to the beautiful and cyclist-friendly Martin Goodman Trail. From buffered bike lane to protected cycle track, it’s better than what most commuters have to put up with in Toronto these days.

So when I recently had mechanical difficulty that put my bike out of commission, I thought I was in trouble. Big trouble. TTC trouble.

I decided to get a Bike Share Toronto membership, despite knowing my little green Opus would only be in the shop for a few days. It seemed like a good emergency measure so I could be sure I wouldn’t have to hop on an overcrowded, under-air-conditioned subway.

And then I fell in love with an app.

Read more: How Transit App Saved Me From a Terrible Commute

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A More Bike-Friendly TTC Means a Better Way for All Riders

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