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Bixi celebrates record year

WATCH ABOVE:┬áThe number of Bixi users in Montreal went up this summer, with more people buying season passes and occasional rides. Global’s Kelly Greig reports.

MONTREAL – The city’s Bixi biking service is celebrating a record year.

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The number of people who occasionally use the bike-sharing service jumped by 83 per cent.

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There were 150,000 rides by the end of August.

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Bixi said their success was due in part to the new one-way trip option that costs $2.75.

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The company also sold a record number of season passes in 2015 with 52,000 bikes at 460 sites in Montreal, Westmount and Longueuil.

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