Get ready for at least 10 more years of BIXI bikes in Montreal.
The City of Montreal has announced a new deal with the bicycle-sharing service that will keep the bikes in Montreal until 2028.
By then, BIXI also promises to have stations in all of the city’s 19 boroughs which would also coincide with the company’s 20th anniversary.
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The statement says that BIXI’s administrators have “rebuilt the confidence and pride of Montrealers.” The city overtook BIXI operations in 2014, after the bike-sharing company filed for bankruptcy.
BIXI’s current fleet is made up of almost 10,800 public bikes and 912 docking stations around the island.
🎉 Bonne nouvelle! Le service de vélo-partage BIXI sera présent dans les 19 arrondissements de Montréal d’ici 10 ans! #biximtl
Transformer l’expérience urbaine par une mobilité active, accessible, innovante et collaborative c’est possible!
— BIXI Montréal (@BIXImontreal) January 23, 2019
Starting in the spring of 2019, BIXI will expand to five new boroughs for the first time: Saint-Laurent, Anjou, Montreal-North, Lachine and Saint-Léonard.
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According to BIXI Montreal, 2018 was a record year for the company with 5.3 million trips made.
Keep on pedalling, Montreal.