After having won numerous awards for being the best system in the world, BIXI has now been recognized by two large metropolises as the public bike system par excellence.
The mayor of London announced today the granting of a contract to set up a public bike system project. The mandate was given to the London-based group Serco, in association with BIXI. The project foresees creating a network of 6,000 bikes, 400 docking stations and 10,000 docking points that will be in service by 2010. The system in London will adapt Montréal’s system in order to respond to the specific needs of the city of London.
As well, BIXI has been granted the mandate to set up and operate a BIXI system in central Boston as well as the right to negotiate to expand the system to neighbouring municipalities. Central Boston will be served by a network that includes 2,500 bikes, 290 stations and 3,750 docking points, with the potential to expand to a 5,000-bike system.