With great success after last year’s Free Ride Wednesday, Bike Share Toronto, alongside the city’s Mayor John Tory, announced that free rides are back this June, in partnership with CAA South Central Ontario.
In a press release put out by the Toronto Parking Authority, they share their excitement for the record high ridership and the partnership support of CAA South Central Ontario. Since Shift Transit took over operations in April 2017, the first 5 months of 2018 has seen record high ridership and year-over-year growth of 100%.
“We’re very pleased to once again offer free ride Wednesdays to Torontonians,” said Toronto Parking Authority Acting President Andy Koropeski. “This June, the promotion is brought to you by the Canadian Automobile Association of South Central Ontario. We are very thankful for their generosity and support of Bike Share Toronto.” (source: parking.greenp.com)
CAA is equally thrilled to be aligning with Bike Share Toronto, to continue their advocacy to protect cyclists:
“CAA has a strong history of supporting cycling and road safety in communities,” said Rhonda English, chief marketing officer, CAA South Central Ontario. “We are always looking for meaningful ways to give back to our members and their communities. Our support of Bike Share Toronto is a great example of that, and provides an opportunity for Torontonians to explore and utilize the city’s cycling infrastructure.” (source: parking.greenp.com)
To keep up with the influx of rides expected in June, Bike Share Toronto will continue to keep the system balanced with the help of their Cargo Bike. The Cargo Bike hit the streets of Toronto back in March in an effort to navigate the streets with a more sustainable addition to the re-balancing fleet.
Shift Transit, operators of the Bike Share Toronto system, expect the increased ridership to continue to grow through 2018.
See full news on Free Ride Wednesday Brought To You By CAA on Bike Share Toronto site.