yes push the power buttonI'm really excited to hear that Bike Share will be expanding to the Island in the coming year(s)!
One question about e-bikes - is it possible to turn off the pedal assist and have it function like a normal bike? As joyous it is to ride an e-bike, I do prefer the exercise in most circumstances.
Also - the dock inside Exhibition grounds on Princess Blvd between Nova Scotia Ave & Newfoundland Rd (across from Enercare Centre) has been moved to Lake Shore & Ontario Place Blvd to make way for the CNE midway. There are now two docks at this location.
The bike share bikes should probably be banned from the ferry and the loading area at the docks should have ample signage to indicate the bikeshares aren't to be brought on board. I don't expect staff to enforce any such ban so if it still becomes a problem, the behaviour should be disincentived with a penalty fee.Bringing Bikeshare to Toronto Island would be... interesting.
The demand would be very high they could easily need 50-100 bikes and even more docks.
The other issue is people do bring them on the ferry from the mainland. This could lead to stations being full on the islands. 15 extra minutes is not enough time to wait in line for the ferry and get to the mainland.
Also limited options for crews to get to the island.
Survey that came via email today from Bike Share...one of the Qs...Toronto's unlimited annual membership pricing is relatively unique for bike share systems from what I've seen. I was using Chicago's system just a few weeks ago when I was there and they, like Hamilton, charge a per minute rate. Annual memberships simply make it a lower rate, and E-scooters and E-bikes (which all use the same station docks that Toronto has) are a more expensive rate to use. From what I remember pedal bikes were half the rate of the E-bikes.
Personally I enjoy Toronto's unlimited model.
Survey that came via email today from Bike Share