One of the coolest things I saw in Paris were the community bikes. Like Zipcar here in the states, the Velib bikes are located in rental stands all over the city. For a small yearly fee, you can pick one up, cycle over to your destination and return it to a stand like the one photographed below. If you are just visiting, you can pick up a 7-day pass for 5 Euros.I started searching around for programs like this in the states and I found this pilot program at M.I.T. and an article from Time that had eluded me. Apparently, the program has either arrived here in the states or is on its way to a city near you. Do you have a bike sharing program in your city, or have you seen them anywhere in the states yet?
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!