bixi bikes on Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
I remember discussing bixi bike infrastructure in class last term and how the system has tons of inequalities associated with it and is really not as great as it’s advertised to be. even as a recreational/tourist amenity, I think it’s pretty pricey and the rule about sticking your bike in a station every half hour (to avoid extra charges) is beyond ridiculous. at least make it an hour! anyway, my advice is if you ever take a bixi bike trip, make sure you know where all the stations are before heading out and plan accordingly!
bixi bikes aside, I biked an unnecessary extra 5km today because I forgot my lock. I also scraped and bruised my leg on the pedal on the way home :(