Montreal is the first North American city to become home to Bixi, a new large-scale bicycle sharing system. It's a setup that's computer-chip based, solar-powered and Wi-Fi-enabled.
There are 300 downtown bike stations with 3,000 bikes. If you want to use one of the bikes, simply swipe your credit card. You can then return the bike to any one of the 300 stations around the city when you're done. It's a brilliant system, one that, if it catches on in Montreal, you can be sure we'll see in most urban downtowns in the not-too-distant future.