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Ride a BIXI bike all year round in Montreal, for the first time

Ride a BIXI bike all year round in Montreal, for the first time

For the first time, the BIXI service will be available after November 15 in a trial area covering an area of ​​100 square kilometers near the bicycle network structuring hubs.the company says when the 2023 season kicks off.

Alexander Telfer, President, BIXI.

Photo: Radio Canada

All smiles In an interview with ICI RDI, BIXI President Alexander Telfer indicated that he was there Lots of Montrealers who clamored for it.

People select Montreal, according to two seasons: the season with BIXI and the season without BIXI, now a settled issue. There will only be one pixie season, 12 months a year. »

Quote from Alexander Telfer, President, BIXI

In the first pilot project, we will deliver approximately 1,500 bikes. About 15% of our fleet will be available at 150 stationsMr. Telfer added.

Workers install a BIXI station in Montreal.

BIXI station installation in Montreal.

Photo: Radio-Canada/Ivano Demers

Offering bike-sharing during the Quebec winter comes with restrictions. BIXI President confirms that the company will be responsible for Snow station removal.

We will also change our equipment. Our bikes will be equipped with studded tires for better grip. »

Quote from Alexander Telfer, President, BIXI

Mr. Telfer says he expects 4,000 trips in the winter versus 45,000 to 50,000 in the summer.

The annual subscription will not include the trial period. We will be offering Montreal residents a monthly winter trial subscription and there will also be a pay-as-you-go system.explains the BIXI chief.

BIXI has already strengthened its offer in 2022 by adding 490 electric bikes, 31 new stations and 765 mooring points for its users.

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