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September 1, 2006
City announces new downtown location for bicycle lockers
  
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the University of Toronto, opened new bicycle lockers at 371 Bloor St. W. today. Four lockers are now available in the rear parking lot at that location (a University of Toronto property at Bloor and Spadina).

The City of Toronto's Bicycle Locker Pilot Project provides safe bicycle parking in key locations around the city. Lockers are available to cyclists for $10 (plus GST) a month for a minimum four-month term.

Other bicycle locker locations include Toronto City Hall and Exhibition Place. Future locations will include the Toronto Island Ferry Docks and various public transit stations to promote the use of transit and improve access for cyclists.

Bicycle lockers provide excellent, secure bicycle parking by improving protection from theft, vandalism and inclement weather. The lockers are designed to hold one bicycle each, as well as bicycle gear. Each locker has a unique lock and key to maximize security.

The Toronto Bike Plan recommends the development of enhanced bike parking facilities that offer higher levels of security against theft and better protection from the elements as a way of encouraging cycling. Similar bicycle locker programs are offered by many North American cities and transit authorities to provide secure, long-term bicycle parking for commuters.

For more information about the bicycle locker program, visit http://www.toronto.ca/cycling

Media contacts:
Pauline Craig
Cycling and Transit Project Organizer
416-392-2577

Sean Wheldrake
Bicycle Promotions Coordinator
416-392-1143
416-988-4569 (cell)


 

 

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