Sunday, 11 September 2011

Vélib' Self-Service Bicycle Scheme

when: Daily
where: Vélib' Self-Service Bicycle Scheme
cost: First half hour free of charge, after that from €1
7-day subscription €5
Annual subscription €29
time: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Move over the Métro, smart tourists know the best way to get out and explore Paris is by Vélib'. The French capital's self-service bicycle scheme has Parisians hooked and riding out in their thousands.
Paris' town hall created a two-wheeled revolution with the launch of Vélib' back in July 2007, its aim to help the capital get greener and fitter while reducing pollution and easing strain on its notoriously congested roads and public transport systems.

Vélib' bikes can be rented for as long as you need them, be that five minutes or five days. Users set up an account and then pick up one of thousands of bikes from hundreds of Vélib' stations across the capital. Bikes can be picked up and dropped off at any station and riders are never more than 300 metres from the next Vélib' point. Best of all, the first half-hour is completely free and after that, rates start at just €1.

The scheme is for over-14s only. Find out more and subscribe to Vélib' at the website, or fill out a form at Métro stations, post offices, bakers, tobacconists or wherever you see the Vélib' logo.

Related Information

Website: Vélib' Website (in English)

Venue Information: Vélib' Self-Service Bicycle Scheme
Full Name: Vélib' Self-Service Bicycle Scheme, Paris, France


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