Sunday, December 12, 2010

City of (seeing the) light

It's not just the Velib bikeahare, Paris is getting the bikescape fundamentals right.

I can say that Paris is definitely a bicycle city. What does it mean? It means that cyclists, bikes and bicycle facilities are clearly visible on the streets. People bike to work, to shops and caf├ęs, wearing normal everyday clothes. Almost all the bicycles are city bikes. Road bikes are also present while cross-country ones are almost completely absent. A significant part of bicycle traffic is represented by Velib’ cyclists

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