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Bixi recommends return of bike-sharing service in 2015

11/23/2014 12:31 EST | Updated 01/23/2015 05:59 EST
The highlights of Bixi Montreal's five-year plan include:

- Complaints dropped 89 per cent between 2013 and 2014.

- Bixi's bikes are in good shape and should last until 2019 with annual maintenance.

- Develop Bixi's clientele and work on more profitable business partnerships.

- Maximize three particular revenue streams: Membership and usage fees; promotions, sponsorships and partnerships; advertising.

- Ask the City of Montreal for an annual contribution over five years of $2.93 million.

Bixi Montreal said it had 33,216 active members and that 106,000 people used the service in the 2014 season.

More than 3 million trips were made over Bixi's 210 days of operation this year. These numbers are as of Nov. 15.

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