The very name Vélib, which fuses the word vélo(bike) with liberté, became suspect this week, as record numbers of commuters fought over limited bikes and cycle stands. Le Figaro reported Tuesday that Vélib' rentals in Paris had almost doubled during the strikes, rising from an average of 90,000 bike hires a day to almost 175,000.says the Details in the International Herald Tribune.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Transit strike a test for Paris rental bikes
I'm among those who've raved about the rental bikes that became available in Paris earlier this year. The system is getting a trial by fire during France's current transportation strike.
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