Longueuil will have 200 new bicycles and 20 BIXI self-service stations
From left to right: Shirley Dorismond, MP for Marie-Victorin; Catherine Fournier, Mayor of Longueuil; Jonathan Tabarah, responsible for sustainable mobility within the executive committee; Marjolaine Mercier, Head of Recreation and Sports on the Executive Committee; Alvaro Cueto, Associate Advisor for Sustainable Mobility and Sports
The City of Longueuil, together with the Government of Quebec, has invested $1.6 million to add 200 new bicycles and 20 new free stations -service to its BIXI network. The equipment will be delivered gradually over the course of 2023 and will be available to users from the start of the 2024 season.
By promoting access to BIXI for all citizens of Longueuil, the Government of Quebec wishes to encourage active transportation and healthier and more economical means of getting around in urban areas. These investments in bike sharing are also underpinned by a desire to fight climate change.
“The project helps us achieve our targets under the Green Economy 2030 Plan. Every motorist who decides to opt for cycling makes a strong gesture for the environment and actively contributes to reducing GHGs. Every gesture counts and, in addition, it is also very good for your health,” said MNA for Marie-Victorin and Parliamentary Assistant for Social Services, Shirley Dorismond.
200 nouveaux vélos et 20 stations en libre-service BIXI à Longueuil! Ce sont 800 000$ que notre gouvernement investit pour favoriser le transport actif. Merci à @GGuilbault pour son soutien dans le projet! 🚴♀️
Une très belle nouvelle pour les citoyens de Longueuil! pic.twitter.com/bvBLBcfIb7
— Shirley Dorismond (@sdorismondcaq) April 17, 2023
Of the 200 new bikes, 70 will be electric. As of next year, the BIXI network in Longueuil will have 26 stations, half of which will allow the charging of electric bicycles.