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Montreal Monday: Bixi Bike System, St-Jacques Escarpment, Photo de Jour

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Each Monday, we bring you some of the popular posts from our sister blog, Spacing Montreal.  We’ll keep an eye open for topics and discussions that are pertinent to current public space issues in Toronto.

• Montreal’s public bike service Bixi was launched this past week.  Emile Thomas looks at how Bixi compares to similar systems in Lyon, Barcelona, Berlin and Washington.

• Alanah Haffez tracks the evolution of the St-Jacques Escarpment through the ages.  She comments on how this area has been isolated throughout its history, first by its natural landscape, then by railway and highway infrastructure.

• For those who love red lights, Guillaume St-Jean has the photo de jour for you.

Photo by Emile Thomas