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En France, in brief

Paris has a nice idea for low-consumption, low-emissions transit. The Velib – a system of self-serve bike rentals. There are almost 20,000 bikes available for short term rental at multiple locations through out the city. You can rent in one location and return at your destination. It’s not particularly good for parent’s traveling with young children, people with substantial cargo, or people with limited physical abilities but it’s a nice resource in the effort to make our world a little less petroleum-dependent.