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On the streets of Paris will stand bike hire

February 1 2007

Residents of the French capital soon be offered a new form of urban public transport - a bicycle.

To obtain a contract for advertising on bus shelters advertising company JCDecaux has proposed to introduce a cheap bike, which, according to representatives of the Paris City Hall, was the determining factor for the transaction.

By the end of the year is planned to organize in 1450 locations around Paris, where citizens can take a bike for the trip, paying rent by credit card, and later pass the vehicle. "This means that for every three or four streets will fall to one count of bicycle rental" - said the representative of City Hall, adding that even determining the location of 790 velostantsy.

It is planned that by the end of 2007 the inhabitants of Paris will be available for 20 thousand bicycles, city hall said in a statement. The company JCDecaux is already providing similar services in Vienna and Brussels, and Lyon in France. In Lyon, wishing to take public velostransportom pay five euros (6.48 dollars) per year and are entitled to rent a bicycle for half an hour, and then pay him the rate of one euro per hour.

In this case, the average duration of a trip to Lyon is 30 minutes. Reports of

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