Bike Share Toronto Expands for 3rd Time in 3 Years Under Shift Transit Leadership

June 11, 2020

Bike Sharing Program will be the 2nd Largest in North America

Toronto Mayor announces Bike Share Toronto system expansion

On June 9th, 2020, Toronto Mayor John Tory and the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) announced that the Bike Share Toronto program would expand for the 3rd time in 3 years under Shift Transit’s operational leadership. The expansion, featuring an additional 1,850 bikes, 160 stations, and 3,615 docking points, will result in Bike Share Toronto becoming the 2nd largest bike sharing program in North America. In total, the program will now span 625 stations, 6,850 bikes, and 12,000 docking points.

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 location records, including:

  • 188% increase in ridership between 2016 and 2019
  • 158% increase in usage revenue in less than 3 years
  • 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.

We can’t wait to see current and new members alike take advantage of these new stations and bikes. Happy riding!