Random bike #8 - BIXI sharing system

March 27, 2010

I stumbled upon the BIXI bike sharing system in Ottawa on our way to a friend’s graduation last year. The link goes to the Montreal site for some reason. Maybe they are meeting greater success in Montreal?

It’s $3 for the first 30 minutes, and the fare increases the longer you don’t return it. This encourages users to return the bikes more often.

With summer coming, the system should see increasing use. I wonder how’s the ride like?

Part of the Random Bikes series →

Random bike #7 - The Bike That Wasn’t There

Random bike #11 - Cautious commuter

Random bike #9 - The Bike Arch

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