Residents and visitors are invited to explore Old-Quebec on two wheels
QUEBEC, June 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Alain Ayotte, president of the
PBSC Urban Solutions (PBSC) and Ms. Christiane Germain, co-president
and CEO of Groupe Germain Hospitalité, are pleased to announce the
return of the BIXI station in the parking lot of Le Germain-Dominion
Hotel located at 126 Saint-Pierre Street in the Old Port of Quebec.
''We are very happy that BIXI will be back in Quebec for a second year.
Approximately 150 trips were made last year. We are confident that many
citizens of Quebec City and tourists will use the bikes in greater
numbers this year! ", said Mr. Ayotte.
The station has 11 bikes and 11 docking points, and will allow everyone
to enjoy of the bike rental system in Quebec. The usage model of the
system is very simple. There is a base rate of $ 10 which includes the
first hour of use. Each additional half hour is $ 5.
"A ride on BIXI is a fun and environmentally friendly way to discover
the historical streets and attractions of the Old Port of Quebec,
whether it is for the first or the hundredth time! We are delighted to
make this experience available to customers of The Germain-Dominion
Hotel as well as all residents and visitors of the area, for a second
time" announced Ms. Christiane Germain.
As elsewhere in Canada, the system will be supported by TELUS, BIXI's
"Whether it is for the citizens of Quebec City or tourists, we encourage
everyone to use this environmental friendly mode of public transport.
At TELUS, we are dedicated to contribute to a better world by
supporting the communities where we live and by supporting innovative
initiatives dedicated to creating a healthy environment for all, "said
Jean-François St-Germain, vice president of the Quebec City region and
public markets at TELUS Quebec.
About BIXI and PBSC Urban Solutions
PBSC Urban Solutions 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 borrow a bike from a
given station, carry out trips and return the bike to any station in
PBSC 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 and
consultant services, both technical and operational.
About Groupe Germain Hospitalité
The Groupe Germain Hospitalité is a family-owned business from Quebec
City employing over 500 people nationally. It owns and operates five Le
Germain Boutique hotels: one in Quebec, Montreal and Calgary, and two
in Toronto. This banner has a warm and comfortable atmosphere, and a
personalized service that has received numerous awards.
The company also offers the ALT experience: a hotel concept combining
chic design, eco-friendly features and atmosphere at an affordable
price. Groupe Germain Hospitalité owns and operates two ALT Hotels, one
in Quartier Dix30 in Brossard and one in Quebec City, and plans to have
ten across Canada by 2015. In fact, four new ALT Hotels are currently
under construction at the Toronto Pearson airport, at the Stanfield
International Airport in Halifax, in Montreal'sGriffintown and in
All of the company's hotels are characterized by impeccable hospitality,
unique atmosphere and design. Every year they generate more than
209.000 overnight stays, for a total of nearly 2M since opening of the
first property in 1988. For more information, visit www.groupegermain.com
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.5 billion of annual revenue and 12.7
million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless
subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million
Internet subscribers and more than 550,000 TELUS TV customers. Led
since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a
wide range of communications products and services including wireless,
data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS
Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS‟ local philanthropic
initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding
philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to
receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
SOURCE BIXI - PUBLIC BIKE SYSTEM COMPANY
For further information:
Société de vélo en libre-service
Tél. : 514 789-2494, ext. 2053
Cell Phone : 514 567-6287
Germain Hospitality Group
514 954-4414 ext. 224
Media relations, TELUS