On the move in Midtown
Midtown residents are on the move, now more than ever - with big news from both Presto and Bike Share Toronto announced over the last couple of weeks.
First, the city's Bike Share expansion announcement is an exciting one for the neighbourhood, and implementation is moving quickly. New bike stands popped up on a couple prominent corners, and although not fully stocked with bikes just yet, the locations are advantageous for both TTC users and local residents.
The pictures above show the two new bike stations - one on Balliol close to the Sobeys entrance, and the other on the south west corner of Yonge and Davisville outside of the main entrance to the TTC Head Office.
The Bike Share Toronto $99 annual fee is cheaper than one month of Metropass, and the 'single trip' rate of $3.25 for a half an hour of riding is appealing and seems strategically aligned with a single subway fare.
For those who wonder what will happen when riders inevitably choose to ride downhill and not back uphill to return their bike to the same station, it looks like bikes will be regularly restocked by Bike Share Toronto, as pictured below:
Next, in an effort to encourage PRESTO usage, the TTC announced the 'Two-hour transfer' starting August 26, 2018: "As long as you’re within two hours from your first tap, you won’t be charged another fare."
Both transit developments are great for Midtown residents - it's easier than ever to get around the city!