Bikesharing and Bixi taking over North America
A number of North American cities are getting their Bixi fix, just after Montreal has launched their own Bixi.
The City of Toronto will likely be negotiating with the Public Bicycle System Company (aka Bixi) to run a public bike scheme for Spring 2010 with 3000 bikes and 300 stations (as mentioned by Twitterer Jason Tsang). More information to come soon.
Minneapolis' new public bikesharing organization, Nice Ride, will be using Bixi's bikes and system. They are starting off with 1000 bikes and 75 stations.
Philidelphia had a demo where they invited Bixi to show off their system. Things are looking good for them to choose Bixi.
I heard through the grapevine that Vancouver has chosen Bixi for their bikesharing program. No confirmation yet.
(Just to be clear, I think that the Bixi name will be exclusive to Montreal and other cities will choose their own unique names. The company that runs Bixi and is selling the system elsewhere is called Public Bicycle System or Bixi System.)