Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson has a cool blog post about his recent travels to Paris and how they have a city-wide bike system called Velib.
It works a lot like a public transportation system. There are daily, weekly, and monthly cards. You can get a card right at the kiosk. Then you enter in your card number and then pick what number bike you want. When you pull the bike out of the rack, it’s yours.
I’ve lived in Washington DC for almost 2 years now without a car. I’ve depended on the Washington Metro system, my feet, or the kindness of my friends and their cars to get me around DC.
I could probably just buy a bike but it seems like there are only distinct times I’d need it.
It seems like this Zip-car like bike system would be amazing.
Would any of you use this?