Paris Urban Bike Sharing System Now Coming to London

hollanderd18's picture

The highly successful, 'super-smart' Velib urban bike sharing system implemented in Paris last summer is now coming to London, with over 15,000 bikes and 1,000 stations. http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/19/urban-bike-sharing-system-coming-to-...
Currently in Paris, the rental fee is similar to ZipCar or IGo car sharing systems, requiring a small yearly membership, then paying per hour (1 euro per hour.) We're still waiting for this in Chicago...along with a more extensive path system (London also proposes increase and improving urban trails, primarily for commuter purposes.)

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paytonc's picture

Bike Sharing Blog

A guy in DC keeps track of bike sharing, apparently for a living: The Bike Sharing Blog.

DC plans to launch its SmartBikeDC program this month; all the racks should be in place by now. The pricing scheme is a bit different: $40 upfront and three hours free.

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