Velib Paris map. Velib map (Île-de-France - France) to print. Velib map (Île-de-France - France) to download. The Velib public bicycle scheme is fantastic. There are 20,000 bikes throughout the city, and you can use them whenever you want as its shown in velib map. For a half-hour rental, the cost of velib is one Euro, and goes up from there. You do have to use your credit card (must have a microchip in it) to check them out, and you do have to agree to a 150 Euro charge, should the velib bike not be returned or be damaged during your use. The cost for not returning the bike at the end of the first half hour mounts quickly, but the cost for regular use just can not be beat. And, the bike posts are no more than 300 meters apart throughout the city.
Velib’ (French: vélo libre or vélo liberté, English: free bicycle or bicycle freedom) is a public bicycle rental programme in Paris, France. The initiative was pushed by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë from the French Socialist Party. The velib system was launched on 15 July 2007, following Lyon's Vélo'v success and the 1974 pioneering scheme in La Rochelle. Ten thousand bicycles were introduced to the city with 750 automated rental stations each with fifteen or more bikes/spaces as its mentioned in velib map. This number has since grown to 20,000 bicycles and 1,450 stations, roughly one station every 300 metres throughout the city centre, making Velib the largest system of its kind in the world.
Each Velib service point/station is equipped with an automatic rental terminal and stands for dozens of bicycles.Maps showing the station locations are available at all kiosks. The robust grey bicycles were produced by the French bicycle company Mercier, in Hungary and are repaired by JCDecaux as its shown in velib map. The price per bicycle has been variously stated as US$500 US$1,300 (if provided by JCDecaux), €300, US$3,460 or US$3,500 apiece. They are three-speed velib bicycles, each weighing 22.5 kilograms, have always-on LED lighting powered by a fronthub dynamo, a locking system and a front bicycle basket.