I do believe that Weston has finally arrived. We just got our very own Bikeshare station, at Weston Lions Park.
On June 16, Bikeshare announced their new station, with 23 parking spots (but only 4 bikes as I write this).
Though I’m delighted, I won’t claim I follow the logic: Bikeshare rides nicely fix the last-mile problem for commuters and tourists—how do you get from a subway stop to your meeting? It’s less clear what they’ll be used for here, since we are well removed from the rest of the system, the docking stations are not at the UPX, and rides get a bit expensive after the first 30 minutes.
Perhaps they’re meant for touring the beautiful bike paths beside the Humber River, and that’s a great use for them! I’ve loved renting bikes in cities I get to visit. I just can’t imagine that many tourists coming here (yet!).
While Weston got bikes first, Bikeshare says they’re expanding to Mount Dennis and Rockcliffe-Smythe this year. The details are hard to find, but I’ve asked.
The system now has 6,850 bikes and 625 stations across the city.