Velib

With 12,000 docking stations, Paris' expansive Velib system is the envy of cities across the world. But last year it lost 9,000 bikes to theft or vandalism. Its admirable ambition is threatening the functionality of the entire system.
Sep 27, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Earth Policy Institute's bike share charts allow readers to compare bike share programs in the U.S., now numbering 34 with 18,000 bikes. As impressive as it is, a comparison with bike share programs abroad put the numbers in perspective.
Sep 4, 2013   Earth Policy Institute
In city after city, cyclists are hit, injured, and killed less often when using bike-sharing than when riding their personal bicycles.
Jun 16, 2011   Streetsblog
Bike-sharing can't seem to shake its reputation for being a crime magnet, as in Paris. But here in the United States, theft and vandalism simply haven't emerged as problems, says Noah Kazis.
Nov 29, 2010   Streetsblog
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has announced a plan to initiate a citywide car-sharing system, building on the success of the city's popular bike sharing program.
Aug 13, 2009   Der Spiegel
Environmental review processes and logistical issues are delaying the creation of a bike sharing program in San Francisco, announced in February by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Set to start with 50 bikes, some have criticized the program for aiming too low.
Apr 30, 2009   The Contra Costa Times
Jay Walljasper writes that bike-sharing programs are transforming life in European cities from Oslo to Rome, Barcelona to Vienna, and giving visitors a great new way to sightsee.
Mar 7, 2009   NWA Traveler
A BBC story on Paris's groundbreaking bike-share system greatly exaggerates the threat posed by theft and vandalism.
Feb 13, 2009   Streetsblog
Theft and vandalism have crippled the citywide bike rental system in Paris, leaving operator JCDecaux uncertain of the increasingly expensive program's future.
Feb 10, 2009   BBC
This piece from <em>Streetsblog San Francisco</em> looks at the city's recently announced plans for a bike sharing program and why the 50-bike pilot is likely to fail.
Feb 7, 2009   Streetsblog San Francisco
This three-part series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at bicycles in the modern world -- from Paris to Uganda to India.
Feb 3, 2009   BBC