Bixi Montréal

Montréal, Québec 

Photo Credit: BIXI Montréal 

CASE STUDY

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 ProjectBicycle Sharing System

LocationMontréal, 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. 

(BIXI, 2017)