Friday, February 6, 2009
Bike-sharing is Nice in Nice with Vélos Blues
Just in time for this summer’s rush of tourists to the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France, on the Côte d’Azur, will have 900 bikes ready in July with a new bike-sharing program from Veloway, tentatively called Vélos Blues, reports Le Journal Développement Durable. By April 2010, a complete system of 1,750 bicycles with 175 stations will be in place with many stations no more than 300m away from each other. To keep beachgoers happy, nearly 100km of new bicycle trails will be constructed to help reduce the crush of automobiles in the annual pilgrimage to the Mediterranean Sea.
Christian Estrosi, the Deputy Mayor of Nice, announced the new service on the last day of January, so Europeans will know they will not have to miss bike-sharing while on vacation this summer!
by Russell Meddin, Bike Share Philadelphia
Image credit: France Guide
Update: Velo Bleu begins operating July 17, 2009. Sign-up after June 22 at velobleu.org.