Thursday, August 13, 2009

Montreal's Bike Sharing Program Expanding to Boston + London

(From: Bixi Website)

I am very happy to report that Bike Sharing Programs are expanding! I spied this article from the New York Times and a couple of excerpts are below.

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, GĂ©rald Tremblay, the Montreal’s mayor, announced that the Bixi system will be implemented in Boston and London.

In selling Bixi, Montreal has emphasized that its solar-powered, WiFi-enabled docking stations are self-contained, eliminating the need for construction or utility work. The design also enables operators to remove the stations for winter, and to relocate them easily in accordance with demand.

I am hopeful we will have a better one in New York sooner than we think. In case you missed my original post on Bike Sharing you can find it HERE. To read the full NYT article please click HERE.

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