For those wondering whether Vancouver will ever get bike-sharing, two items of interest:

In Toronto, new financial stability.

Toronto bike-share service gets new lease on life from TD Bank


Toronto’s troubled bike-share service has a new main sponsor, with TD Bank offering upward of $1.3-million over two years to cover operating costs. …

B4a_NEMIEAAQ3r2The sponsorship … will “ensure continued success of Toronto Bike Share,” according to TPA president Lorne Persiko, who said the deal had been in the works for months.

“That’s good that this is on stable ground,” said Jared Kolb, executive director of Cycle Toronto. “With that said, you know, Montreal’s got over 400 stations, New York’s got over 300 stations … we have a long way to go before we’re going be a world-class bike share system.”

And in Vancouver? We’re working on it.


For those who want to get their teeth into the technology, economics and implications of bike-sharing, a thesis by Darren Proulx, in three parts:

Urban Studies Thesis: Bicycle Share Systems

Urban Studies Thesis: Bicycle Sharing System – High Frequency Transit

Urban Studies Thesis: Bike Sharing Systems Pt. 3 – The Pricing Structure as Evidence for Separated Bike Lanes