TTC introduces bike repair stops at 10 stations
TTC Chair Josh Colle, joined by Deputy CEO and Chief Customer Officer Chris Upfold, introduced the first bike repair stop outside Davisville Station on Sept. 29. The bike stands have been installed at 10 stations, fulfilling a 2015 Customer Charter commitment.
“TTC customers arrive at the TTC in a number of ways: by car, by foot, by taxi and by bike. These new repair stands are going to make it easier for our riders to complete the first and last miles of their trips,” Colle said.
The self-service stands, installed by Plant Maintenance, are equipped with a variety of hand tools, a bike pump and a wheel chock for minor repairs.
Spearheaded by Customer Development staff, subway stations were chosen based on a number of criteria, including: existing bike parking, bike routes and trails in the surrounding neighbourhood and available space. The 10 stations with stands are: Bathurst, Davisville, Downsview, Dupont, Finch, Kipling, Keele, Kennedy, Pape and Spadina.
The TTC and the City’s Transportation Services Division have worked jointly for decades to integrate cycling with public transit through numerous initiatives, such as:
- Bike racks on all TTC buses.
- Interior spaces for bikes on new accessible streetcars.
- Easier access fare gates making it simpler to enter and exit stations with bikes.
- Increased bike parking at or near subway/rt stations.
- Bike lockers at or near seven subway/rt stations.
- Retrofitted staircases at Pape and Dufferin Stations with customized bike channels (more locations are under review).