For those wondering whether Vancouver will ever get bike-sharing, two items of interest:
In Toronto, new financial stability.
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. …
“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: