The astounding success of the Vélib’ bicycle rental program in Paris is the focus this story in the Times. With 20,600 bikes, 1,450 rental stations, 27.5 million trips in its first year, and 120,000 trips a day, it is staggering how popular this program has become.
Boston is also thinking about bike rentals and I think this could be a wonderful part of the transportation solution for Harvard's campus expansion. City Councilor John Connolly has filed legislation and the Mayor's administration is also working on it. You can read a note from John and comments from others over at the Blue Mass Group website.