We’ve just had a short break in Paris, exploring on the free (or freedom) bikes, aka velibs (vèlo + libre/liberté = velib). As the velibs turn three next week, it seemed right to review our trip for this week’s post.
London is planning on introducing a similar system. Boris, my message to you is to get the maintenance sorted up front. The biggest downside with the velibs is the condition of the bikes. An iPhone app that allowed you to report bikes in need of work would go along way to making it a perfect system.