The long-awaited changing of the bike-share guard is going to be happening on Tuesday, April 1, when Bixi Toronto officially uncouples from its bankrupt Montreal-based parent company and becomes a ward of the Toronto Parking Authority. The handover won’t be totally seamless, though. Here are the changes you should know about, including a peek at the new logo.
1. It’s no longer going to be called “Bixi Toronto”
This is the change people who don’t use the service will probably find most noticeable. The new name for Toronto’s bike-share system will be, simply, “Bike Share Toronto.” This could change in the future if the Toronto Parking Authority is able to find a private company willing to fork over some money in exchange for naming rights.