Bike-Share Hero: Montreal’s Solar-Powered “Bixi” System
Via the Bike-Sharing Blog, this vid shows a modular bike-share station getting set up in what must be record time. It’s part of a trial system in Montreal called Bixi (contraction of "bike" and "taxi," rhymes with pixie), which launched last month and is set to ramp up with 2,400 bikes next April. Bike-Sharing Blog’s Paul DeMaio explains what sets Bixi apart:
One of the finer aspects of Bixi
is how easily its stations can be assembled. There is no demolition of
concrete or asphalt for the undergrounding of wires nor the need for an
electrical hook-up as Bixi is solar-powered.
Another great thing about this video: The soundtrack combo of 70s-style guitar riffs and Pomp and Circumstance.