On your velo!
French company Vélib has launched the world’s first children’s bike-share scheme for 2-8 year-olds, in Paris. Having already established a succesful bike-sharing program for adults, Vélib’s latest programme, P’tit Vélib, promotes safe learning for young cyclists.
For little pigs
Launched in the summer of 2014, P’tit Vélib offers four different types of bikes (all with helmets). There are no-pedal balance bikes for toddlers, and small bikes with and without stabilisers for older children. The 300 bikes are available to pick up at seven locations around the city, which have been carefully chosen to give kids the opportunity to cycle the streets of Paris without compromising their safety.
Prices: From £3 an hour, £5.50 per half day, and £8 per day.
Find out more: visit blog.velib.paris.fr