Bérengère Thériault, a spokeswoman for the city’s bike-sharing service, told CBC News that removing the bikes and the stations takes a few weeks.
“A lot of our stations are on the street, so it’s important for people to [be able] to remove the snow,” Thériault said.
1,000 more bikes and 80 more docking stations next year
The company, which filed for bankruptcy and restructured two years ago, has been growing steadily since.
The daily trip average increased to 21,000 in 2016 compared to 16,000 in 2014.
In October Bixi announced that it will expand next year, with 1,000 more bikes and 80 more docking stations across the city.
What Montrealers know as the Bixi, was designed by the city’s award-winning industrial designer, Michel Dallaire.
There are an estimated 50,000 bikes and 3,500 stations in 15 cities and two university campuses, worldwide.