In a show of support for the troubled Bixi bike-sharing service, every council member belonging to the opposition Projet Montreal party has taken out a Bixi membership.
"While mayor Coderre is expressing doubts about the future of Bixi, Projet Montreal is taking some concrete action to ensure the self-serve bike system continues," party leader Richard Bergeron said in a statement.
Party officials hope other organizations follow their initiative.
The 2014 season is widely seen as a make-or-break season for the popular but perennially money-losing program. Earlier this week, Bixi board members announced the number of subscribers is down 7 per cent from last year, but they nonetheless expressed optimism that Bixi bikes would continue to roll through the streets of Montreal next year, and beyond.