In 2007, Paris started a system of public bike renting called Velib’, which is now the largest public bike renting system of its kind in the world. With 1,200 bike stations across the city, it’s created an incredible convenience. Its rates are also very affordable, with the purchase of a subscription the first half hour of every bike trip every day is free. Users can then trade in a bike for another free 30 minutes, or pay an additional fee for the extra time needed with the same bike.
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