With spring fast approaching, the Bixi bike-sharing program announced it will add 725 electric bicycles to its fleet and 83 more electric stations, bringing the city's total to 1,905 bikes and 153 stations. In addition, there are also 7,270 non-electric bikes and a new improved pricing model, which is simpler and more flexible for users.
The new pricing model will allow many citizens to access BIXI's service at an affordable and attractive price, while paying only for what they actually use.
The new annual subscription for regular users will cost a $99 ($89 if users subscribe between March 15 and April 15), while the price of a 30-day subscription will drop to $19 from $36.
"I applaud BIXI Montréal's efforts to adapt the offer, making it even more attractive. More than ever during this crisis, Montréal's bike-sharing service has proven to be an ideal mode of transportation, and the enthusiasm for self-service and electric-assisted bicycles is here to stay. The City of Montreal continues to invest in optimizing BIXI's service to effectively serve the public, as well as new areas. We are already looking forward to seeing you on April 15! " said Eric Alan Caldwell, who is responsible for urban planning and mobility on the City of Montréal's executive committee.
Here is the info via the press release:
BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS AND REMOVAL OF ADDITIONAL FEES FOR CASUAL USERS
In 2021, new seasonal and monthly BIXI members will benefit from many advantages, including a preferential rate when using electric bikes. In addition, thanks to the new simplified per-minute rate, casual users will no longer have to pay unexpected additional fees.
NEW MEMBERSHIP RATES
Season pass (April 15 to November 15): $99
Monthly subscription: $19 per month*A reduction of almost 50% off the 2020 monthly rate of $36
Regular BIXI bike ride: 45 minutes or less included, 5¢ /minute for each additional minute.
Electric BIXI bike ride: 10¢ /minute from the first minute
NEW RATES FOR CASUAL TRIPS
In order to provide a simplified customer experience, the one-way, 1-day and 3-day products are replaced by a single product for casual users.
Unlock fee per trip: 50¢
Choose your bike:
- Regular bike ride: +10¢ /minute
- Electric bike ride: +25¢ /minute