P’tit Vélib’ — bike-sharing program for kids launches in Paris

Bike-sharing programs have been all the rage in recent years. The Vélib’ program in Paris was by many accounts the program that got the massive trend rolling. Now, it has started P’tit Vélib’, a bike-sharing program for the kiddies.

P’tit Vélib’To start things off, the bikes will be available in 5 locations around the city. More will roll out by the end of summer. Various kid-bike sizes will be available, including bikes with training wheels.

I'm not aware of any other bike-sharing program that provides bikes for kids, and neither is the Paris city government, apparently. So P’tit Vélib’ will be the test case, and also the trendsetter if the idea catches on.

The P’tit Vélib’ bike-sharing stations, to start at least, will be located near parks or at least bike paths. Bike helmets are offered with all of the bikes.

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