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City of Lights, city of bikes

 
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:35 am    Post subject: City of Lights, city of bikes Reply with quote

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/23/AR2007032301753.html

I wonder how dramatic the change will be. I'd love to see this everywhere. Could there possibly be any oppostion?
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clotilde
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I myself can't wait! I'd love to own a bike, but have nowhere to keep it, so this will be ideal. I've tried the same system in Lyon and it works really well. I just hope Parisians will be more respectful of this shared property than they are of other things... Rolling Eyes
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melinda



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bikes sound great & I'm sure my daughter will partake......do u bring ur own helmet or aren't there laws in france re wearing them?
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Debbie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

La Rochelle has the same system. I think it is great and can't wait myself.

As for helmets... you would have to bring your own as they are compulsory here too. Some people do ride without them, but we have actually seen people get pulled over by the police (obviously a slow crime day) when they haven't had them on. Also if you ride at night you must have a bike light as well.
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