They've only been on the street for a week, but already a handful of Toronto Bixi bikes have gone down in the line of duty.

A car crashed into a Bixi station on the east side of Bay Street at Queen, not far from City Hall. Five bikes were damaged and taken away for repairs

Bixi, Toronto's public bike-sharing program, debuted last week. About 1,000 of the bikes are available for public use at 80 stations spread throughout the downtown core.

A resident or visitor will be able to use the bikes for a fee of $95 a year, $40 per month or $5 per day.

For rides up to 30 minutes, there are no additional fees. Rides that take between 30 minutes and 60 minutes will cost an extra $1.50, while rides from 60 to 90 minutes will cost $3.