700 frontline workers have taken advantage of free BIXIs in its first week

Apr 22 2020, 2:14 pm

Last month, Mayor Valérie Plante announced that BIXI Bikes would roll along with its yearly spring service, amidst a slew of pandemic-related cancellations and postponements.

Montreal’s rentable bike service is currently free for healthcare and public service workers, and on Tuesday, the company announced that since its 2020 launch, 700 of those industry workers have taken advantage of the service.

BIXI Montreal, the non-profit organization, has been part of the city’s transportation every spring and summer since 2014.

As part of her initial announcement, Plante said that “BIXIs are not to be used for strolls. Much like the metro or bus, they are meant for essential travels only.”

The BIXI network has 7,430 bikes and 611 docking stations spread out across Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Westmount, TMR, and Montreal Est.

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