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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bike share mystery

3 bixis

Friends enjoying Capitale Bixi

Capitals bix

What is a bikeshare bike from Arlington Virginia doing in the city of Ottawa? This little mystery started about a month ago when an Ottawa Bixi was spotted in Montreal. Shortly thereafter I spotted a Bixi from Melbourne in the market area. This was followed by both Toronto and Montreal Bixi sightings here in the downtown. So, what is that all about? Well, it turns out as part of the promotion for the Bixi world bikeshare program, they are placing bikes all over the world to show the international flavour of the Bixi system. I think it's rather fun!

Quick update...this afternoon I spotted a Barklay's bike from London!

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