There’s good news for people who love getting around town on bikes. There will soon be more Montreal Bixi bikes hitting the streets of Montreal next spring, according the Mayor Valérie Plante.
The new plan of $4.7million means 1,000 new bikes and 60 new docking stations! So, we know there will be an increase in Montreal Bixi bikes. But, we are now learning the service will be expanded to other boroughs across the island.
The enlarged zone of Montreal Bixis will make it easier for users to get around town. That means they can leave their cars behind.
New Bixi docking stations will pop up in various locations around these parts of the city: Anjou, St-Léonard, Montreal North, Ville St-Laurent, and Lachine.
There’s a bright future for the bike-sharing service which runs from April 15 to November 15 each year even though one study shows that Montreal Bixi program will have cost the taxpayers $60 million in its first 10 years of operation, come 2019.
However, it does show an increase in memberships and ridership, and even had over $650,000 surplus in 2016’s operating season.
Just recently, as part of a pilot project, electric Bixi bikes have become available to riders.
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