Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Postcard From Montreal: Bixi And Bike Lanes
From National Post:
Toronto has a new reason to envy Montreal.
The city has reached out and embraced bike culture with a big, sloppy two-cheek kiss over the last few years, and nothing illustrates Montreal’s love affair with cycling like the new Bixi program.
New solar-powered bike rental stands are everywhere, but many of them are empty because the pedal-yourself taxi service is super popular just weeks after launching.
Montrealers can buy a monthly pass for $78 a month. But visitors can ride at a cost of $5 for 24 hours. The bikes are free for 30 minutes. So you just pluck one from a stand, cycle away and drop it off at your next destination.
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