TORONTO, April 22, 2022 – This Earth Day, Bike Share Toronto and Longo’s have partnered up to provide $1.00 rides across the GTA. The campaign encourages Torontonians to think sustainably on Earth Day and use bike sharing to pick up groceries, travel to an appointment, or just tour the city, all for a buck a ride.
Managed by the Toronto Parking Authority, Bike Share Toronto is a key component of the city’s transportation, transit, and mobility network with 6,850 bikes across 625 stations. Bike Share Toronto is an environmentally friendly and green mode of travel and is slated for significant expansion to meet demand and popularity.
“Our Bike Share Toronto program has been providing residents with a green and clean way to get around Toronto for many years. This Earth Day we’re encouraging more residents to come out and enjoy Bike Share with $1 rides. This is a great way to experience Bike Share and to get around the city. Thank you to Longo’s and Bike Share for this partnership in celebration of Earth Day,” said Mayor John Tory.
While Earth Day is on April 22, Bike Share Toronto and Longo’s hope this campaign will encourage more people to make use of the bike share network throughout the year, especially as more people are now returning to work.
“We’re very excited to partner with Longo’s for Earth Day and grateful for their sponsorship which gives Torontonians the opportunity to get outside and take a bike share ride for only a dollar,” said Toronto Parking Authority President Scott Collier. “Whether you are a regular customer or want to try bike sharing for the first time, we encourage everyone to take advantage of this special rate on this important day.”
Longo’s s commitment to environmental stewardship, responsible sourcing, and healthy, happy people makes them an excellent partner for Bike Share Toronto.
“We are proud to partner with Bike Share because we know that when we embrace the power of bike sharing – we embrace active people, smart cities and a healthy planet,” said Anthony Longo, President and CEO of Longo’s. “We know we all have a part to play in fighting climate change and that small, everyday choices like riding a bike to work, to school or to the grocery store can go a long way.”
Longo’s recent Sustainability Report highlights key successes already underway including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and diverting 71.8% of waste from a landfill.
“Bike Share Toronto has seen incredible growth as it continues to provide a convenient first and last mile transportation option for everyday travel,” said Collier. “In 2021 alone, Torontonians clocked in 3.5 million rides which is a testament to its growth and popularity.”
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