By now, most of you have heard of Vélib, the awesome biking program in the city of Paris, that allows locals and tourists alike, the opportunity to rent bikes to get around Paris.
It has been a beautiful thing. Cheap. Easy. Green. Dare I say genius.
Watch this video on Vélib's first anniversary.
Well, that was big news when it launched in July 2007, a little over a year ago, and the program is still growing strong.
But now it is old news.
The new news is that now Paris will offer the same great program, but with cars!
Voiturelib, free car in French, is the new program that will offer residents and tourists the opportunity to use one of 2,000 small blue cars scattered around the city. Like Vélib, you can pick up at one station, use it for a small fee, and drop off at another station. The best part- you won't have to book in advance. And yet another bonus- the cars are electric!
So, if you are ready to take your life into your hands, through caution to the wind, and drive with the French in Paris, you'll soon be able to do it. Cheap. Easy. Green.
This proves once again that the French are quiet clever and inventive!
Why can't Americans think of things like this or at least be open to adopting similar ideas for the betterment of our country and the environment?
So, what do you think of the program? Would you rent a bike or a car in Paris?
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