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    Velib – a New Paris Love Affair

    November 4, 2011 Paris

    On 15 July 2007, Paris launched Vélib, a 24/7 cycle hire scheme that is changing the face of transport in Paris. By the end of 2007, a total of 20,600 cycles will be available for hire at 1451 stations around the city. In the first three months of operation there were 100,000 users daily, traveling 300,000 km, this translates to a 32,330 tCO2 reduction of emissions annually. Importantly Vélib is a viable economic story, the City of Paris will generate €34 million over the first 10 years of the project without investing a single cent. In exchange, the company which invested €80 million upfront, will pay operating costs plus €3.4 million annually to Paris for rights to advertising space, and is expected to generate around €60 million annually in advertising revenues.

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    In Copenhagen, cycling is considered a distinct traffic category with its own separate road area, on par with motor traffic and pedestrian traffic. As many as 50 % of Copenhagen residents who work or study in Copenhagen cycle to their workplace or educational institution.

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    Bogotá’s CicloRuta is one of the most extensive bicycle path networks in the world. It covers over 211 miles (340 km) and connects citizens to major BRT routes, parks, and community centers. The system is a best practice, not only because it has reduced car dependence and associated emissions, but it has also fundamentally changed behavior in the city – today (2007) 4% of the population use their bikes, an increased from 2% in 2000. The system is both unique and successful because its design took into consideration the topography of the city – the manmade and natural features, such as essential facilities, hills, waterways, and parklands – to create the best possible flow and function.

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    Barcelona’s Bicing cycle scheme achieved over 90,000 subscriptions, 2 million hires and reduced CO2 emissions in the city by 960 tonnes during its first six months of operations. The success of the scheme and its impact on changing modes of transport in the city has been so great that Bicing will be extended to cover all city districts in 2008.

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