Bike Share Toronto

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Bike Share Toronto
Bike Share Toronto logo.png
BikeShareToronto Temperance St at Cloud Gardens.JPG
Station on Temperance St at Cloud Gardens
Overview
Owner Toronto Parking Authority
Locale Toronto, Ontario
Transit type Bicycle sharing system
Website www.bikesharetoronto.com
Operation
Began operation 2011 (as Bixi)
Operator(s) Alta Bicycle Share

Bike Share Toronto (formerly Bixi Toronto) is a bicycle sharing system located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Created and developed by Montreal-based Bixi in 2011, the program was taken over by the Toronto Parking Authority in 2013 after the company acknowledged it could not pay its $3.9-million loan it had been given by the City of Toronto. Bixi filed for bankruptcy on January 20, 2014.[1]

The program was rebranded on April 1, 2014, using symbols similar to the 'Green P' symbols used by the Toronto Parking Authority to mark the parking lots it manages. It will be operated by Alta Bicycle Share, which operates bicycle share systems in the United States.[2]

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