With recent news of the financial woes of the Bixi bike-share programs in cities across Canada, Paris’ community bike program, Vélib‘, has suffered from serious issues of vandalism and theft. With more bikes and city-wide docking stations, coupled with less urban surveillance than its London equivalent, Paris’ initiative may have to reevaluate and reorganize itself in order to remain sustainable.
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