Friday, July 10, 2009

Bixi Program Upsets Retailers

Kevin Wang (left) and Alan Chan pedal along McGill College Ave. after renting bikes from a Bixi stand downtown. Photograph by: JOHN MAHONEY, THE GAZETTE, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

The Bixi bicycle-rental service is being hailed as a success, unless you're the owner of a bike-for-hire business in the heart of the city's tourism mecca.

"Absolutely, it's stealing our business," said André Giroux, owner of Ça Roule, located on de la Commune St. in Old Montreal across from the waterfront.

"On weekends, there are lineups at the Bixi stations."

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