Thursday, March 18, 2010

CBC News - Montreal - Bixi bike rental system not ready until May

Montreal cycling enthusiasts took to the streets this week as unusually mild weather enveloped the island.
But no one will be able to use the Bixi bicycle rental system until May 1 because of the sheer work required to install it, city officials said.

Montreal has boasted about its award-winning bike rental service, inaugurated last year with resounding success.
But installing the estimated 400 rental stations will take most of April, even if there is no more snowfall, said Bixi spokeswoman Berengère Thériault.