Bixi Montreal: Urban Bike Sharing Done Right

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Hey Alana,Yah, what seems to

Hey Alana,Yah, what seems to be the solution in Montreal is to truck the bikes back up to the higher elevations.

Becky McEachern more than 6 years ago

Sorry, that should be IMHE -

Sorry, that should be IMHE - in my humble experience.

Anna more than 6 years ago

Regarding the last paragraph,

Regarding the last paragraph, I am not in favour of more laws, especially ones that make cyclists feel criminalized, but if you bike in Montreal and don't wear a helmet you're crazy, or suicidal. Drivers here DON'T behave more responsibly toward cyclists than in other places, IMHO - in fact, if you take up more than ten centimeters on the side of a non-bike-lane street, as is your right to do, you're likely to get honked at, cussed out, and threatened within an inch of your life, literally. I do agree that drivers need to be educated to be more respectful of cyclists, but we also need to take responsibility for our own safety, because we'll never be able to account for that one maniac who doesn't look before opening his door or turning left when we're coming down the bike path at 25 mph. Stay safe, cyclists!

Anna more than 6 years ago

I love this idea of a shared

I love this idea of a shared "use it when you need it" bike system. Didn't Vancouver have a trial of something sorta similar about two years ago? I remember hearing that more people were taking the bikes from higher elevations down and not as many riding them back uphill. But I'm sure there's a solution for that.

Alana more than 6 years ago

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