Navigation Links
Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

or weekly charge of five euros.

Children under 14 are not allowed use the bikes, and helmets are recommended but, for hygiene reasons, are not provided.

The scheme will not cost French taxpayers a penny thanks to a deal between city hall and urban advertising giant JC Decaux, which is picking up the bill in exchange for exclusive rights to 1,600 hoardings across the city.

It will even generate funds for the city, with a slice of ad revenue paid back into its coffers.

Paris' strategy is to allay concerns -- such as bike theft and repairs -- that have kept people from taking up cycling and that have caused similar schemes to founder in cities such as Amsterdam.

Despite a growing 400-kilometre (250-mile) network of cycle paths, the city of two million, which has one of the best public transport systems in the world, has only 150,000 bike owners.

It is also rolling out a major campaign on road safety for novice cyclists, while reassuring users that bikes are less accident-prone than cars or motorcycles.

It is counting on the sheer number of bikes on the street to win over doubters, and force the notoriously aggressive Parisian drivers to be more considerate.

To allow for intensive use, the bikes themselves are sturdy machines, weighing 22 kilograms (50 pounds) with three gears and a large front basket with a lock for stop-offs away from docking stations.

Velib, a contraction of the French words "velo" (bike) and "liberte" (freedom), is modelled on a similar scheme run by JC Decaux in the southeastern French city of Lyon where 4,000 self-service bikes have been part of the landscape since 2005.

Fifty-five percent of the scheme's users in Lyon say they now drive less, and bike traffic has jumped 75 percent.

The Paris initiative dovetails with the pledge by newly-elected President Nicolas Sarkozy to push green issues up t
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Disney in Trouble? Negative Excitement in Disneyland, Paris
2. Primary Health Care Parishioners of Second Largest HIV Infected Area in US Fail to Offer HIV Tests
3. Bistronomy is Conquering Dining in Paris
4. 45 Day Jail Sentence for Paris Hilton
5. Paris is Out of the Medical Ward and Back in the Slammer
6. Paris Sex Tape Comes Back to Haunt Her in the Slammer
7. Paris medical Condition is a Sexually Transmitted Infection
8. Paris Hilton Turns to the Virgin Mary to Save Her from the Slammer
9. 45 Day Jail Sentence for Paris Hilton
10. Paris Hiltons Customary Marijuana Habit
11. Paris Suffered from life-threatening Psychiatric Condition, Says LA Sheriff
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Eden Lew ... ‘Chuck’ Forman - Crawford Technologies" Scholarship through ... was created to honor the contributions Chuck Forman ... his industry. Chuck lost his battle with cancer ... outstanding, and we are thrilled to see her ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... Brickner; “no, not the summer’s hottest metal bands ~ ... Homeostatic Cannabinoid Science ~ Publius’ July Roundup, new ... articles are noted on homeostasis and the cannabinoid system ... modulation of our health and wellness: three directly on ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 Daily Gossip reveals in its review ... discover some breakthrough weight loss tips. , The author ... recommendations are very simple to implement. Users don’t have to ... no need to start counting calories. , The Flat ... fact created a 12 weeks weight loss program to help ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 In its latest blog post, ... that having family close by during a stay in rehab ... process is successful, is looking at 11 drug addiction facts ... be. , “While some kids learn a little ... class, the coverage is typically woefully inadequate,” commented Best Drug ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 Dolce Vite Chocolatto®, world's ... in New York's favorite specialty coffee roaster and DUMBO ... for their commitment to Fair Trade coffee and was ... the new sensation from Italy as the world’s best ... highly popular Italian dessert descended from European Royalty. Prepared ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Eden Lew Recipient of 2014 EDSF Scholarship Honoring Chuck Forman 2Health News:Eden Lew Recipient of 2014 EDSF Scholarship Honoring Chuck Forman 3Health News:Homeostatic Cannabinoid Science ~ Publius’ July Roundup on the Bryan William Brickner Blog 2Health News:New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Posts Looks at 11 Drug Addiction Facts they Don’t Teach in School 2Health News:Dolce Vite Chocolatto® - World's Best Thick Dark Italian Hot Chocolate Now Available at NYC's Favorite Cafe Brooklyn Roasting Company 2
... and 24 are smokers, and most say they keep lighting up ... have found that when it comes to quitting, a little bit ... plan in helping women not only keep off the weight, but ... to keep their weight down and for body image reasons, and ...
... in breakthrough creativity in the DTC category, Med Ad ... Wellness as the winner of both the Most Creative ... commenting on the awards, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Managing ... advertising icon Helayne Spivak and I knew we needed ...
... diabetes therapy, positively influencing compliance and persistency; electronic ... of dispensing ACCU-CHEK(R) test strips.INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 ... eVoucherRx(TM) pilot program in Florida, designed to make ... their co-pay savings on ACCU-CHEK test strips. The ...
... lowers patients, financial responsibility for their diabetes therapy, ... works in real time at point of dispensing ... today the launch of its new eVoucherRx(TM) pilot ... for patients with diabetes to receive their co-pay ...
... continuing to rise even though the number of cases ... reveals. , The report entitled Cancer incidence, mortality, treatment ... 1994-2004, was compiled by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry ... Registry (NCRI) of Ireland, in Cork. , This is ...
... help look out for seniors, welfareDETROIT, April 24 ... the lookout and help identify potentially vulnerable elderly customers ... more necessary as Michigan,s economy continues to tumble."Times are ... to do our part to help ensure people don,t ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mind over muscle 2Health News:Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Wins Creative Awards Honored At 20th Annual Manny Awards 2Health News:Roche Announces New Co-pay Program in Florida that Makes It Easier for Patients with Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips 2Health News:Roche Announces New Co-pay Program in Florida that Makes It Easier for Patients with Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips 3Health News:Roche Announces New Co-Pay Program in California That Makes it Easier for Patients With Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips 2Health News:Roche Announces New Co-Pay Program in California That Makes it Easier for Patients With Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips 3Health News:Survival rates for cancer rise across Ireland 2Health News:Survival rates for cancer rise across Ireland 3Health News:DTE Energy Asks Employees to Help Safeguard Customers 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ) announced today that ... Phase 3 trials of lorcaserin entitled, "Early Weight Loss While ... 52 Weight-Loss Outcomes," was recently published in the online issue ... The Obesity Society. The objective of these analyses was to ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... NEW YORK , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... new products for oncology supportive care, announced that its ... been featured in an article on OncLive.com titled, "Study ... and Neck Cancers."  Dr. Steve Sonis , a ... growing demand seen in the oncology community for evidence-based ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This is a ... Chinese Heparin sodium (CAS 9041-08-1) & calcium (CAS ... information of Heparin sodium (CAS 9041-08-1) & calcium ... technology. The report then explores global and China,s ... calcium (CAS 37270-89-6) listing their product specification, capacity, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 2Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 3Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 4Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 5Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 6Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 7Access Pharmaceuticals Featured On OncLive.com 2Access Pharmaceuticals Featured On OncLive.com 3Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 2Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 3Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 4Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 5
... number of costs associated with nonprescription drug manufacturing and ... half years. Certain material costs for plastic bottles and ... time, increasing packaging expenses. Advertising and marketing expenses continue ... of marketers reduced advertising costs in 2009, and in ...
... ERES ) announced today that it will release ... 4, 2010, after the market closes. After the release, the ... that day. For the conference call, interested ... or 1-412-858-4600 when calling internationally. There will be a playback ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nonprescription Drugs Cost Structures Fluctuate with Increased Cost of Goods, According to Kline 2Nonprescription Drugs Cost Structures Fluctuate with Increased Cost of Goods, According to Kline 3ERT to Announce Third Quarter 2010 Results on November 4, 2010 2
... The SR™ Hand Implant System utilizes ... and knee joint replacements. The SR™ ... available in other prostheses including minimal bone ... eroded cartilaginous articular surfaces, retention and/or repositioning ...
For use in implant resection arthroplasty of the trapeziometacarpal joint in cases of rheumatoid, degenerative or post-traumatic arthritis....
The efficient choice for small joint replacement technology -- the Ascension Silicone MCP features a similar design to our PyroCarbon MCP and utilizes the same instrumentation for intra-operative fle...
... Hand Implant System utilizes the same proven ... replacements. The SR™ Hand Implant System ... prostheses including minimal bone resection, surface replacement ... surfaces, retention and/or repositioning of the ligamentous ...
Medicine Products: