Photo Credit: BIXI Montréal
Initial Research by: Desiree Theriault
Edited by: Samantha Miller & Nicole Brekelmans
Case study compiled in 2017
Project: Bixi Montréal
Type of Urban Strategy: Smart Cities, Sustainable Design
Type of Project: Bicycle Sharing System
Location: Montréal, Québec
Date Designed/Planned: 2009
Construction Completed: 2014
Designer: Michel Dallaire
BIXI Montréal is a bike sharing network that was designed by the City of Montréal and industrial designer Michel Dallaire. Blending the worlds of Bicycle and Taxi to create ‘BIXI’, the system runs throughout the City of Montréal and has stations at every point of interest with high population density. This allows Montréaler's to travel across the city, exploring destination to destination with each BIXI station that they encounter.
The project aims to enhance the current public transportation system by offering an environmentally-friendly method of transportation – bicycles. BIXI Montréal promotes bike-sharing to the rest of Canada, adapting its technology towards social, economic, sustainable, and environmental goals. Riders can bike around the city by renting the solar powered bicycles for $5 a day, $30 a month, or $89 a year.