Tuesday, January 20, 2009
When the Largest Bike-sharing Program Just Isn't Large Enough
A year and a half after its historic launch, the ubiquitous Vélib' are conquering Paris' suburbs with a grand expansion of its existing fleet. The expansion begins this week in the near suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and is expected to be operational within four weeks. Then work begins next in Les Lilas, Gentilly, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Vincennes, Suresnes, Vanves, Saint-Ouen, and Pantin. When the expansion is complete there will an additional 300 new stations and 3,300 new bikes.
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by Russell Meddin, Bike Share Philadelphia
image credit: Post Carbon Cities