Finch West subway station is one location of the four secure indoor bicycle stations operated by The City of Toronto. This bike parking facility was opened to the public since October 2018 and has 68 secure bicycle parking spaces. Other bicycle parking locations in Toronto were opened on May 6, 2019 and are located at Union Station, Victoria Park and Nathan Philips Square.
The City of Toronto’s official Plan provides a number of policies to increase high quality and secure bicycle parking facilities for Torontonians. Among the City policies include meeting the new rapid transit stations to encourage and support bicycle users through the secure parking spaces.
The larger portion of the City of Toronto population utilize public transit daily thereby generating the demand for secure bicycle parking for the riders in the respective transit stations. The bicycle parking are conveniently conceived to meet the demands of the transit riders either during the business days or after work.
Secure indoor bicycle parking offers weather protection from rain and snow, and prevents accidental damages from sidewalk cleaning or parking area vandalism. Parking also protects bicycles from vandalism and theft because it has 24 hours video surveillance monitored and controlled access-using key or card reader. The indoor bicycle parking is located close to public transit entrance.
Unfortunately, a large portion of transit bicycle users are not fully informed of the bicycle parking at Finch West station nor are they not aware that this facility is opened for public use. Transit bicycle users in need of this facility are required to register either at Union Station, The City Hall or at The East York Civic Center by calling 416-338-5076. Member registration fee is only $26.91 and lasts for a lifetime.
For more information call 416-338-3666 or visit www.toronto.ca/cycling/bicycle-station