A new green initiative this summer in the borough of Plateau Mont-Royal is the “Bécikvert” program. Until September 2nd, there are 20 “green” bikes that can be borrowed to be used around the Plateau. Not only can you get around the neighbourhood in an eco-friendly way, you’ll also be rewarded with rebates from participating merchants on Mont-Royal avenue. I myself, prefer to walk and enjoy the street at a leisurely pace, but for those who feel a little more need for speed, it’s a pretty interesting option. The bikes have a little basket in front so you can do your shopping and have a place to store your purchases while you ride around. The kiosk where you borrow the bikes is located right outside the Mont-Royal metro station in the Place Gérald Godin and they can also be borrowed from La Capitale du Mont-Royal (1152 Mont-Royal East). Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oh, and the bikes are of course – you guessed it – green!

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