Paris—City of Bikes
With over two million people and 230 miles of bike lanes, Paris is among the world’s biggest bike-friendly cities. This summer, the City of Paris launched a new self-serve bicycle rental program called Velib. Still under construction, Vélib’ is three quarters of the way towards their goal of 20,600 bicycles distributed amongst 1,451 stations. Users pay for every ride, but most trips average well under one Euro.
And check out the bike! Internal brakes and gearing, full fenders, lights, basket and a chainguard.