Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Velib libre de velo

Paris’ bike rental program, Velib, is having some problems. More than half of the bicycles have been stolen, vandalized or disappeared and at 400 euros each, JCDecaux is claiming that it cannot afford to continue the scheme unless the business model is changed. I’ve never used a Velib for a combination of reasons, but I think it’s a great idea and it would be a shame if it didn’t continue. Read about Velib's difficulties here.

1 comment:

jonnifer said...

It is really sad that some people are ruining this system for others. I have a Vélib subscription and it is wonderful having an alternative to the Metro or riding a bike just for the hell of it. I didn't know about all the thefts but it's clear the Vélibs take a lot of damage, whether intended or from negligence.