Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bon Anniversaire, Vélib!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Vélib - a Parisian system of inexpensive, bike rental stations - who celebrated turning one year old today by sending a squadron of 365 riders (get it, one year's worth) up the Champs-Elysées along the Tour de France final route (more about that event tomorrow).

As an occasional Vélib user, I'd like to congratulate the Paris authorities for creating an awesome public service that has truly benefited this city and its inhabitants. Everywhere you look, people are zooming along the streets with ease on these functional, no fuss, no muss two-wheelers; sac à main or picnic lunch securely in the front basket. Keep the bike stations coming!


5 comments:

Jenny said...

Cool, happy birthday!

Nomadic Matt said...

in bad news i wont be in paris until august 21st!!! looks like we will miss each other....sigh...

Tanya said...

Bummer!

sdg1844 said...

It's such a great idea. I love seeing ppl out riding bikes. I guess because I never learned (can you believe that?), I'm so impressed.

Tanya said...

Actually, I can believe it! I have friend who can't ride a bike because of a balance problem. Did you just never take the time to learn? If that's all it is, you should try it!