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Parisians Get Charge Out of New Electric Car Share

Mini public cars available for quick trips

(Newser) - First there was the Velib system for bike sharing. Now Paris has launched an Autolib service allowing drivers to share small electric cars. During the pilot program, Autolib members will be able to rent the battery-powered Bluecar for 30 minutes for a cost ranging from $6 to $12, reports the... More »

Thefts Plague Pioneering Paris Bike Program

Thieves, daredevils give fleet of rental bikes a rough ride

(Newser) - Paris’ widely copied self-service bike rental program has had a much rougher ride than planners bargained for, the Daily Telegraph reports. Almost 8,000 of the 20,000 bikes originally supplied through the Vélib project have been stolen in the past 18 months. Many others have been vandalized or... More »

Paris Gears Up For Pedal Power

City hopes shared bikes will make a dent in ze car traffic

(Newser) - Paris began offering free bikes at stations throughout the city yesterday in a new initiative to ease car traffic. Cyclists can use any of  20,000 heavy-duty bikes parked at 750 locations around the capital by swiping a transportation card that costs $1.36 for the day and up tp... More »

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