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Episode 229 - How Bixi public bike sharing works in Montreal

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Uploaded on Jul 30, 2010

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George and Shaolin Lu O'Neill are in Montreal demonstrating the ins and outs of the Bixi bike sharing system.

Here's how bikesharing works: for a monthly subscription, you can unlock a rugged road bike from any of the over 400 Bixi stations much like taking out a shopping cart or airport luggage trolley. You can then lock it back up at a Bixi bike station near your destination by simply rolling it into the self-locking rack. It's convenient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly urban transportation in a crowded metropolitan city.

Currently available only in Montreal and London, England, there is a push to introduce this program to Toronto as well. If Bixi Toronto reaches 1,000 subscribers, they plan to open in downtown Toronto in May 2011.

For more information on Bixi and bikesharing, check out http://montreal.bixi.com

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