Monday, 16 February 2009

Incentives matter: bike file

From the BBC:
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.

1 comment:

Dave said...

VĂ©lib says this really isn't that bad and the scheme will continue:

Given that the lost bikes are only costing them 10% of the fees paid by users of the system this seems reasonable.