Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Vélib

Reports of Vélib’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

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A recent BBC story describes the severity of theft and vandalism faced by Vélib, Paris's wildly popular bike-share network, as a mortal threat to the system. So is Vélib destined to burn brightly only to flare out after a short time? Hardly. Vélib is here to stay, according to officials and transportation experts familiar with the details of its operations.

Vélib Film Screening Tonight

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We interrupt our post-election coverage to remind everyone of tonight’s Vélib film screening. Seats are still available. Here are the deets: Please join Janette Sadik-Khan, Transportation Commissioner of New York City, for the world premiere of "Paris: Vélo Liberté" from the critically acclaimed PBS series e²: the economies of being environmentally conscious. The screening will […]

Next Wednesday: Vélib on the Silver Screen

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As if there’s not enough reason to be jittery with anticipation for next week’s events, mark this on your calendars: Please join Janette Sadik-Khan, Transportation Commissioner of New York City, for the world premiere of Paris: Vélo Liberté from the critically acclaimed PBS series e²: the economies of being environmentally conscious. The screening will be […]

Bike-Share Debuts in Washington D.C.

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Public bike-share in the U.S. hit a milestone yesterday when SmartBike DC, the first program of its kind in an American city, launched in full. Coverage in the Washington Post was heavy on the implications for D.C.’s image: Today the city will join the ranks of Paris and Barcelona with the launch of the first […]

Happy Birthday, Vélib

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Here’s another transportation policy success story from France. The Vélib bike-sharing system celebrates its one-year anniversary today. In April, Streetfilms’ Elizabeth Press was in Paris to learn more about it. Here is her video and report: On July 15, 2007 Paris debuted the world’s largest self-service "bicycle transit system" called Vélib outdoing previously designed bike […]

Students Launch NYU Bike-Share

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The fence at Washington Square Park: a sign of latent demand for bike-share? New York University may be the enemy of many East and West Villagers over its plans to expand, but its students are finding other ways to cut the school’s environmental impacts: A group of undergrads and grads are gearing up for a […]