BIXI Toronto is relocating stations

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - BIXI Toronto will be relocating 17 stations and expanding one station starting November 26th.

BIXI Toronto and the city of Toronto will be relocating stations to accommodate snow removal operations. At the same time, BIXI Toronto worked closely with its partner, the city of Toronto, to study the performance of each station and decided to relocate stations with a low level of use to busier locations. «The stations will be moved a little further east and west to expand the service area. The larger area will offer BIXI users more options», noted Michael Felice, operations manager for BIXI Toronto. These relocations will allow users to benefit from a larger service area.

Here is the list of stations that will be relocated:

From To
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

BIXI Toronto enlarges its territory by 50%

BIXI Toronto will also expand the station at Phoebe Ave / Spadina Ave by adding 24 news docking points. BIXI Toronto area has 8 km2 and with these relocations, the area will now have 12 km2. BIXI Toronto will then enlarge its territory by 50%.

For the schedule, visit our website at toronto.bixi.com or follow our BIXI Toronto Facebook page.

BIXI Toronto Statistics

BIXI Toronto has 3936 members and is really proud to almost have 4000 members after only 6 months of service!

Since May 3rd, BIXI Toronto users have done 372 417 trips. Even if the temperature is slowly going down, the average number of trips per day has almost not decreased.

BIXI Toronto wants to remind all its users that the system is up and running all year around and is the first system open all year in Canada.

About BIXI and PBSC Urban Solutions

PBSC Urban Solutions is the organization behind the concept, development and operation of the first wide scale bike-share system in North America, the BIXI. Destined to become a complementary means of public transportation, this service allows citizens to rent a bike from a given station, make their trip and return the bike to any other station in the network.

PBSC Urban Solutions offers a state-of-the-art bike-share system on three continents, private campuses, and cities such as London (United Kingdom), Melbourne (Australia), Minneapolis, Washington and Arlington, and Boston (US) as well as Toronto and Ottawa (CAN). PBSC also offers realistic solutions with regard to alternate means of transportation, technical and operational consulting services.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6 million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

Desjardins Group, major sponsor of cycling

Desjardins Group's association with the sport of cycling is a natural fit. Together, Desjardins and the cycling world promote shared values, like making healthy lifestyle choices, getting active, providing low-cost access to sports activities for everyone and protecting the environment. These are all reasons why Desjardins supports cycling events across Québec for people of all ages through corporate sponsorships and the caisse network. From eco-friendly transportation to family outings, from bike tourism to competitions, Desjardins sponsors more than 60 cycling events across Québec and Ontario. For more information about these events, go to www.desjardins.com/cycling.

 

SOURCE BIXI Toronto

For further information:

Marie-Hélène Houle
PBSC Urban Solutions
Tel. : 514 789-2494, ext. 2053
Cell: 514 567-6287

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