Toronto gives a boost to demand for bike-friendly neighbourhoods

By Steve Randall

A growing cohort of environmentally focused homebuyers and renters are demanding greener transport options in their neighbourhoods and the City of Toronto is helping to meet that demand.

The City has announced the expansion of the Bike Share system with 1,250 new bicycles, 105 stations, and 2,292 docking points being added to the network.

That means there will be a total of 5,000 bikes, 465 stations, and 8,550 docking points across the city.

"We're proud to support the continuing expansion of Bike Share Toronto so that residents and visitors will have a way to cycle around our city that is convenient. We will continue to push for the expansion of Bike Share to new neighbourhoods because we know it leads to increased ridership and membership for this important service," said Mayor John Tory, who announced the expansion along with Acting Toronto Parking Authority President Robin Oliphant.

The stations are being placed in neighbourhoods including some outside the downtown core. They will be located as far north as Yonge Street at Lawrence Avenue, west to the Junction and High Park Neighbourhood, and as far east as Victoria Park and Kingston Road.

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