Monday, May 11, 2009

BIXI -The First Large Scale Bike-sharing Program In North America

Tuesday morning, May 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM at City Hall in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, BIXI the largest bike-sharing program in North America begins. With 3,000 bikes and 300 stationes planned, it will be 30 times larger than the program in Washington, DC.  Whether you subscribe for $78 a year, $28 a month or $5 a day, there is no charge for the first 30 minute ride. The self-contained solar powered bike stations are innovative in that they are easily reconfirgured and redeployed if necessary. The name is a contraction of BIcyle and taXI. You just pick up a bike at one station and drop it off at any one of the 299 others, just like a taxi! Watch the video:

2 comments:

OldNight said...

Hello everybody and thank you all for the great blog.

I have an assignment in school to design a bike kiosk for my school's bike share program and I am having trouble with finding out what makes a bike share program successful. Can someone who has used some bike sharing programs please give me feedback on things they liked about the kiosks they have used and also some things they didn't like?

Thanks,
OldNight

Russell Meddin said...

OldNight,
Write me your contact information: russellmeddin@bikesharephiladelphia.org