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Boston Bike Sharing

Monday, August 17th, 2009

bixi-bikeBikes are great ways to get around, especially if you live in the city and go no more than a few miles to get to work or to get groceries.  They are more nimble and can get in and out of traffic much faster than cars or other forms of public transportation.  The only problem with bikes is that they are a pain to store, and where are you going to put that in a 600 square foot efficiency?

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council of Boston understood the plight of its citizens and started working on a project that would allow Bostonians to borrow bikes for short trips as early as next summer.

The Public Bike System Company, a Canadian company will start implementing the bike share stations in Boston and will eventually extend the program further into Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville.

A similar program has already been implemented in Montreal and has had glowing reviews.  Riders will simply  scan a credit card before they take a bike.  No more waiting for buses or taxis, and more importantly, no more pollution.

via boston

image via montreal.bixi.com