Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Problems in Paris!

The BBC reports:
A popular bicycle rental scheme in Paris that has transformed travel in the city has run into problems just 18 months after its successful launch.

Over half the original fleet of 15,000 specially made bicycles have disappeared, presumed stolen.

They have been used 42 million times since their introduction but vandalism and theft are taking their toll.

The company which runs the scheme, JCDecaux, says it can no longer afford to operate the city-wide network.
The whole story is here.

3 comments:

Heff said...

from what I've heard some of this is positioning by the company that runs the program to get more money out of the city.

PCM said...

No doubt.
But of course they may actually need more money.

Heff said...

well hell I need more money, think the good people of Paris would see fit to send some francs my way? I'll even take frankfurters ZING!!