MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Excellent news for the Public Bike
System Company, the organization behind the internationally renowned
BIXI bike sharing system, as we begin the year 2011. Its design, the
work of industrial designer Michel Dallaire, recently won at the
prestigious 2010 GOOD DESIGN® Awards - in the Environment Category,
presented by the Chicago Athenaeum.
''The GOOD DESIGN® Awards have been in existence for over 60 years and
have already paid tribute to designs such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
and one of NASA's spacecrafts. It is the longest-standing design award
of excellence as well as the most recognized globally, which only
emphasizes how proud we are of Michel Dallaire and his team,'' declared Mr. Roger Plamondon, BIXI's chairman of the board.
Mr. Alain Ayotte, BIXI's Chief Executive Officer, added: ''During this edition of the GOOD DESIGN® Awards, more than 500 products
and designs, originating from 36 different countries, were submitted.
The jury having chosen the BIXI system clearly shows that we not only
offer the best bike sharing system globally, but that we also work with
the best experts in all fields. ''
Note that the BIXI project was also chosen by the jury for the Design
Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011, and that it already
received several honours pertaining to its design, among them the
Bronze International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the
About BIXI and the Public Bike System Company
bixi.com / bixisystem.com
The Public Bike System Company (PBSC) is the organization behind the
concept, development and operation of the first large-scale bike
sharing system in North America, the BIXI. Destined to become a
complementary means of public transportation, this service allows
citizens to rent a bike from a given station, carry out trips and
return the bike to any station in the network. PBSC currently offers a
highly advanced bike sharing system on three continents, to private
campuses and cities, such as London (UK), Melbourne (Australia),
Minneapolis, Washington and Arlington (USA). PBSC also offers realistic
solutions as to alternative transportation along with consultant
services, both technical and operational.
In November 2009, management responsible for the BIXI project won gold
from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada in the Leadership
Award category. The BIXI system already received prestigious
international awards, among them 19th place in TIME Magazine's best inventions in 2008, the GOLD award for best product in 2009 in the
"Energy and sustainable development" category (Edison Best New Products
Awards) as well as bronze in the International Design Excellence Award
(IDEA), in the "Transportation" category.
About Good Design Award
Founded in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN® Awards of the Chicago Athenaeum,
international museum of architecture and design, each year honour designers and influential enterprises from all over the world for
excellence and innovation in the development of industrial and graphic
designs and products.
SOURCE BIXI - Public Bike System Company
For further information:
Public Bike System Company
Telephone: 514 789-2494 #2032
Cell: 514 497-9380