Friday, May 29, 2009

Cyclists Are Taking A Shine To Bixi Program

Marc Genest (left) gets a closer look at the new Bixi bicycle stands, during car free day in Montreal on September 22, 2008. Photograph by: Pierre Obendrauf, Montreal Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

26,000 trips taken since launch; About 100 new subscribers join daily

Bixi is rolling along nicely, officials say.

Over 16 days, about 26,000 trips were taken using Bixi, Montreal's new public bike-sharing system, said Bérengère Thériault, spokesperson for Stationnement de Montréal, which manages the Bixi program for the city.

Altogether, Bixi users have cycled more than 185,000 kilometres since the service was launched on May 12.

About 100 new subscribers are joining Bixi daily. So far, 2,200 people have signed up for monthly ($28) or annual ($78) subscriptions, Thériault said. Users can also get one-day subscriptions for $5.

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