Bixi Bankrupt

MONTREAL - Montreal's bike sharing service, Bixi, has gone bust.Bixi has filed for bankruptcy protection, but Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says the service is still expected to operate this summer.Cod...

Vancouver Bixi Hitting The Brakes?

The City of Vancouver says that its promised bike share program is temporarily on hold following reports of financial trouble for the private company that is supposed to supply the bicycles. On Wedne...

Who Owns The Roads?

MONTREAL - A high-profile ticketing blitz, a string of deadly accidents, and a dispute over the rules of the road this summer suggests Montreal cycling is experiencing some growing pains.Montreal's 60...

Vancouver Bixi Bike Share Takes Taxpayers For Ride

Vancouver's Bixi public bike-share program may sound like good public policy but in the end, it will be taxpayers who will get taken for a ride. Why are they paying for bikes when the car shares have proven transportation co-ops and businesses can be sustained without taxpayer dollars?

Montréal, By Bicycle

I returned to Montréal 20 pounds heavier, determined to ignore the siren's song of squeaky cheese, mustard slathered rye bread and Métro trains. Seeing Montréal in the spring, summer or fall by bus, train or even foot is a travesty. To explore the city like a local, a bicycle is the only way to roll.