Friday, June 26, 2009

Dozens Of Bixi Bikes Missing In Montreal

Photo: About 60 Bixi of Montreal's public, shared rental bikes are missing, an official says. (CBC)

From The CBC:

Dozens of Montreal's Bixi rental bicycles are missing, an official said Friday.

People are vandalizing the locking mechanisms at Bixi stations to steal the shared public bikes, the official said.

The thieves use extreme force to a yank bike out of its locking station, said Michel Philibert, a spokesman for Parking Montreal, the company that runs the Bixi system. The problem seems to be a small anchor that holds the bikes in place, he said.

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My Comment: I am just laughing out loud. This is so predictable, the surprise is that only 60 bikes are missing. Give it a summer, and I would not be surprise if all of the bikes will be missing.

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