Friday, June 06, 2008

Velib problems...

I mentioned the VELIB scheme earlier. This is a good one for Sustainable Transport for Year 11 next year.
It's a scheme which involves renting bikes, which are placed in numerous locations around Paris. One of my FLICKR contacts Evan Austin posted this photo recently.Apparently the lack of maintenance upkeep and vandalism is reducing the 'fleet' of Velib bikes ?

Similar scheme also works in SANDNES in Norway, which I've visited...

2 comments:

ericbritton said...

Not false but a naive exaggeration. Maintenence is tough (it is after all the central pillar of a working PBS), there are defintely problems but hey come to Paris and try using it every day. It works.

GeoBlogs said...

Thanks Eric.
Would be great to think that the scheme could work long-term.
Are there problems perhaps in particular areas of the city ?
I suppose vandalism is an issue with any public infrastructure...