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[Toronto Bike Share] Toronto Bike Share. 10% off new annual membership for Presto cardholders. Now with ebikes!

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Toronto Bike Share. 10% off new annual membership for Presto cardholders. Now with ebikes!

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Toronto Bike Share
https://bikesharetoronto.com/presto/

Great time to get into biking as the city is finally adding more lanes

https://www.toronto.ca/news/toronto-cit ... -activeto/


I tried their ebike today, nice ride. Included with your membership at no extra cost.

https://bikesharetoronto.com/e-bikes/


If you're unsure about it , free Wednesdays in September to try it out

https://bikesharetoronto.com/free-ride-wednesdays/
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Oof, I'm very soon moving out of the GTA. Would've loved to make good use of this!
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That's neat that they have ebikes now. I wonder if they can charge them at the docking stations.
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Interesting that they kept it the same price as a regular bike. When I was bikesharing in Paris, the regular bikes had one colour and their e-bikes had another, but other than that they were functionally the same for unlocking, authenticating, docking, etc.

But if you opted for an e-bike for your journey, you could go so much further, and that would come with a 1 EUR surcharge on your bike pass. Interesting that Toronto Bike Share didn't take this route but hey I ain't complaining.
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bryan7ran wrote: Interesting that they kept it the same price as a regular bike. When I was bikesharing in Paris, the regular bikes had one colour and their e-bikes had another, but other than that they were functionally the same for unlocking, authenticating, docking, etc.

But if you opted for an e-bike for your journey, you could go so much further, and that would come with a 1 EUR surcharge on your bike pass. Interesting that Toronto Bike Share didn't take this route but hey I ain't complaining.
its a pilot project so who knows what will happen if they decide to go ahead with it fully. I certainly wouldnt mind paying a bit extra for an ebike if available.
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Is it worth getting the membership right before fall ? Or should I wait for March ?
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sprung wrote: I tried their ebike today, nice ride. Included with your membership at no extra cost.
I've still never tried Bike Share but I'd definitely give one of the new ebikes a try. Too bad there's no stations anywhere near me and I don't go downtown anymore.
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bobclair wrote: Is it worth getting the membership right before fall ? Or should I wait for March ?
Best value is a one year membership. So unless you are moving or only want to do a one year for some reason don’t plan to renew. Doesn’t really make a difference.

I used bikeshare when moving in Toronto and now use the equivalent in vancouver. Even in dead cold Toronto on those sunny days with salt covered dry roads you’ll find some value.

These setups don’t really make money so consider it a donation to society
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It seems that the ebike is pedal assist only. You cannot just sit there and have the bike move with your thumb.
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Can't wait to try out the new e-bikes for free in September. Smiling Face With Sunglasses Been wanting to do a test run on one of them ever since my buddy purchased one last month. Admittedly, I am a little spooked by Simon Cowell's recent accident on one of them.
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bryan7ran wrote: Interesting that they kept it the same price as a regular bike. When I was bikesharing in Paris, the regular bikes had one colour and their e-bikes had another, but other than that they were functionally the same for unlocking, authenticating, docking, etc.

But if you opted for an e-bike for your journey, you could go so much further, and that would come with a 1 EUR surcharge on your bike pass. Interesting that Toronto Bike Share didn't take this route but hey I ain't complaining.
That's because it's Europe, the mentality of biking itself is vastly different. People actually use them, Canadians need an incentive, esp given the winters. Not to mention distance alone is a huge deterrent between Canada and any European country. I wouldn't be surprised if they get rid of/significantly reduce regular pedal bikes in Canada for more ebikes.
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DeltaSingh wrote: That's because it's Europe, the mentality of biking itself is vastly different. People actually use them, Canadians need an incentive, esp given the winters. Not to mention distance alone is a huge deterrent between Canada and any European country. I wouldn't be surprised if they get rid of/significantly reduce regular pedal bikes in Canada for more ebikes.
I think in additional to the problems you mentioned, there is safety.
Here in Canada, drivers hate bikers. And pedestrians also hate them on side walk.
So bikers are being hated no matter where they go.
The roads here are narrow and basically when you are biking on the road, you blocked 1 lane yourself.
Also, it is hard to take your bike into the train or street car. The whole transit systems is not compatible with biking.
It is just so painful to bike here.
In Europe you have bike parking that has a few levels. We only have a few bike pole here and there.
They say they are serious about promoting biking, but in reality, they are just saying it.
The one who design the biking system here probably never bike themselves.

Do you need cc for free wednesday? 30 min rides are just too limiting. $4 for each extra 30 min is crazy expensive. If the docking station are broken and didnt recognize you returned the bike, you are screwed.
Can I use prepaid cc? Or may be stack with only $1 in it?
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Are they replacing the whole fleet with ebikes?
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I've never used the bike share before. I would like to try it out for a few hours (not the Wednesday 1/2 hour free thing). I don't want to shell out $100 for membership to try it out. What's the best way / cheapest way for me to rent a bike for a day without having to pay $100 membership fee ?
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sylvestor2002 wrote: I've never used the bike share before. I would like to try it out for a few hours (not the Wednesday 1/2 hour free thing). I don't want to shell out $100 for membership to try it out. What's the best way / cheapest way for me to rent a bike for a day without having to pay $100 membership fee ?
$7 for a 24 hour pass, or $15 for a 72 hour pass

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