York University has partnered with Bike Share Toronto and is the first post-secondary institution in the Greater Toronto Area to bring the bike sharing service onto its campuses. The partnership brings a sustainable, healthy and affordable way to get around the campuses and the city.
The University partnered with the City of Toronto to install three Bike Share stations on the Keele and Glendon campuses. Located on the north and south sides of the York University Subway Station on the Keele Campus, and inside the main entrance of the Glendon Campus, these bikes provide an additional and sustainable mode of transportation while further enhancing York’s relationship with the City of Toronto. In addition, there are also Bike Share stations located on Sentinel Road at The Pond Road and at Murray Ross Parkway.
The program provides community members with 24-7 convenient access to bikes and a variety of payment options. Users of the Bike Share program can pay for use of the bikes on a per-ride basis at $3.25 for 30 minutes, purchase multi-day passes or, as members of the York community, take advantage of one of the two annual corporate membership programs. Members benefit from the corporate plan by getting 20 per cent off the regular membership price. Bikes rented at a York station can be returned either on campus or at any of the 625 Bike Share stations across Toronto.
Working in Partnership is one of the six priorities for action identified in the University Academic Plan 2020-25, helping York University to gain vital insights toward creating positive change for its students, campuses and broader communities.
The Bike Share program supports York’s efforts to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable. In addition, this program helps to uphold the University’s commitment to sustainable transportation and reduce carbon emissions on York’s campuses as the University works toward its goal of carbon neutrality on or before 2049.
To learn more about Bike Share Toronto at York, visit the University’s Bike Share website.