Electric bike-sharing service now available in Laval

If you're looking to get around Laval but want to leave your gas guzzler at home, you're now in luck.

Bike sharing is now available in Quebec's third largest city, but it's a little different than the Bixi service you'll find in Montreal.

Those looking to get around town with the help of pedal power will actually have a little extra power as the new bikes are equipped with electric motors.

The 40 bikes were built by the Quebec Company Bewegen.

If you're over 18 you can register to receive a magnetic key that'll unlock the bike. The bikes can also be unlocked via a mobile app or by purchasing a temporary unlock code on site.

Unlike Bixi's, users are required to wear a helmet.

The bikes are setup at four locations:

  • Montmorency Metro station
  • Cartier Metro station
  • De la Concorde Metro station
  • Carrefour Laval

The Bewegen bikes are part of a pilot project that could be expanded past the summer.