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October 12, 2012
BIXI Toronto reaches milestone of a million bike trips
BIXI Toronto has announced that the millionth BIXI bike ride in Toronto was made recently.

"Reaching the milestone of one million BIXI trips in 18 months is a significant achievement," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East), Chair of the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. "This is proof of the popularity of BIXI as a convenient, safe and practical option for travelling in the downtown core."

The one-millionth trip was made by Melanie Brayne on October 5. She began the historic trip at Queen's Quay and Spadina Avenue and completed it at Yonge Street/Harbour Street. Her bike trip lasted 13 minutes.

To mark the millionth-trip milestone, Councillor Minnan-Wong presented a prize to Brayne at Toronto City Hall today, consisting of a one-year BIXI membership and a Samsung Galaxy Note device, which was provided by BIXI sponsor TELUS.

BIXI was launched in Toronto in May 2011. Similar programs operate in cities such as London (United Kingdom), Melbourne (Australia), and Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and Arlington (United States).

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