Laval students get free use of bicycles

After pilot program’s success with res students, borrow-a-bike program will expand

According to the CBC, Laval University has teamed up with a Quebec City-based organization to provide its student population with free bicycles.

The company, Véloville, currently repairs and maintains free bikes for similar programs set up in tandem with the province’s ministry of transportation and the city’s transit authority.

Previously, the program was in the pilot stage and only available to students in residence. The program proved to be so popular that all staff and students will now be able to access the 40 bikes for up to six hours at a time.