How to use the BIXI Montréal system with a subscription key.
The key is shown on the left top of the picture.
Insert the key into the key slot. The LED indicators will start blinking orange and then turn green on a successful unlock and then the bike can be removed from the dock.
Be sure to remember to take the key with you! It is very easy to forget it, and that could turn out to be a very expensive $1000+ mistake if someone uses the key to “permanently borrow” a bike
If the LED indicators turn red instead, as happened to me a many times, just remove the key from that dock and try another one.
And on returning the bike make sure the LED turns green before you leave the dock.
The BIXI smartphone app is also an essential tool, so set that up beforehand. It shows a map with available docks and bikes on a map and can also be used to keep track of all your trips in real-time so can be used to check the start time of the current bike rental.