Saturday, August 15, 2009

Montreal Exports Its Bike-Sharing Program

The bike-sharing system pioneered in Montreal will soon be used in Boston and London. Ian Austen/The New York Times

From The New York Times:

From the beginning, Montreal officials had ambitions for the new Bixi bicycle-sharing system that went beyond the borders of that Canadian city. On Wednesday, Gérald Tremblay, the Montreal’s mayor, announced that the Bixi system will be implemented in Boston and London.

It is not clear at this point if the roll-out in Boston — where local officials are mounting a push for more bike lanes as well — will be on the same scale as Montreal’s system, with hundreds of parking stations and thousands of bicycles. (An alternative model would be SmartBike D.C. in Washington, which uses a different docking technology and has only has 10 stations.)

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More News On The Bixi Bike Program

Boston OKs bike-share system with a tech twist -- Christian Science Monitor
Boston gears up for biggest bike-sharing program -- AP
Why Bike-Sharing Programs Are Really Good Ideas -- The Atlantic

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