Well, over the course of reading many papers and articles about Vélib’, I found myself thinking often, yes, it’s cool that there are 20,000 Vélib’s rolling about the streets of Paris, and yes, it’s cool that Vélib’ can boast of almost 250,000 subscribers, but just who are these people pedaling the Vélib’s?
Sorry internets! This past month has been crazy between sickness and traveling. I’ve spent too much time IRL. Here’s a fun smattering of bike links for Feb. and March.
Vélib’s origins lie in Delanoë’s policy of deemphaising vehicular travel in the city of Paris — heartening news for policy wonks worldwide. (Plus more on safety and the history of Vélib’ in this epic second installment!)
International bike headlines from the past two weeks:
This is an act of shameless self-promotion. I helped found a storytelling group called Spokespeople back in 2011, and though I’ve told stories there multiple times I have yet to be featured on the podcast. Until today!
is often pink:
For those of you who are familiar with the about section of my Facebook timeline, you will have noticed that I state my current location as Paris, France. That is not mere wishful thinking. I live in Paris now.