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Issue 8 p64

Have you heard about Vélib’, a bicycle sharing program in Paris, France? This enormously successful program places thousands of free bicycles in the hands of the French, for them to rent 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here to read the whole article from Urban Velo #8.

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  1. Shane GlasseyJuly 13, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Used it ……….love it!, no other cycle hire system I have used even comes close to Velib.

  2. 6000 Vélib’ Bicycles Damaged or Stolen - Urban VeloJuly 25, 2008 at 12:01 am

    [...] Vélib’, the very successful public bike-rental program in Paris, has not been without some problems. Of the 16,000 bikes in circulation, about 3,000 have been stolen and another 3,000 have been intentionally damaged. Three users have died, and there have been numerous complaints about the program—mostly from motorists. [...]

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