Back in this urban dumplings about all things bikes, I pointed out an article about Montréal's BIXI, a 3,000 unit bike-sharing program (see the Globe's "The new key to the city: bikes") This week BIXI received an IDEA - International Design Excellence Award for ease of use.
Another item from blog entries past is the LightLane - a device that uses a lazer to project the image of a bike lane onto the roadway behind a cyclist, giving the effect taht wherever they are they are, indeed, travelling in a bike lane. It too received an IDEA.
It's an interesting list of items. to see the full 2009 list cehck out the IDEA page.
BIXI Press Release July 31 2009
Despite Glitches BIXI is a Rolling Success - Mtl Gazette
Toronto Eyes Bike Rental Service Similar to Mtl - Nat'l Post