Video: The Velib Project

More on the Vélib Project: this video shows the bicycles in action during the opening week. The Vélib was an instant success with Parisians clocking one million rides by the end of week two.

The video is presented by Eric Britton, founder of the Paris-based New Mobility Agenda, who says "I have looked at more than a thousand transportation projects around the world over the last 30 years…and this is the best project I have ever seen."

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