Montreal launched its bike-sharing program called Bixi this morning in a welcome sign that the long Canadian winter is finally over in this city. A snowstorm on Friday stopped the service from starting earlier. Warm temperatures have melted much of the snow since then.
Temperatures were still a little chilly at 1F early this morning but will warm up to 12 later this aft. Many cyclists are already out, but it’s still too cold for this reporter. I may however get the tires on my bikes inflated as a first step.