Given all the discussion about Citi Bikes coming here soon, Dave on 7th shared a few photos on Monday of the Barclays Cycle Hire from a recent trip to London.
And now! Another reader passes along some photos, this time from a trip to Paris... Here's Vélib’ — the city's large-scale public bicycle sharing system that launched in July 2007. The system encompasses around 18,000 bicycles and 1,200 bicycle stations, as I lazily borrowed from Wikipedia.
More from Wikipedia: "Vélib’ is operated as a concession by the French advertising corporation JCDecaux. As of 2012, Vélib' is the world's second-largest bikesharing program, after the 61,000-bicycle system in Hangzhou, China."
Here, the bike-share program will feature, at the outset in a few weeks, 6,000 bikes at 330 stations. (Go here for the East Village docking stations.)
As for Paris, the EVG reader helpfully noted that the bikes are very popular and that "French women look sexy on them." There you have it.