Retirement is a great time to take up a new and exciting hobby – cycling! Not only will you have fun, but cycling has a whole range of exciting benefits that you can read about right here. Put that bus pass away, because after you hear about the benefits of cycling during retirement, you’ll be stuck to the saddle!
How to Use a Velib Bike in Paris
This post is about how to rent a Velib bike share bike in Paris. For a very low cost, you can rent a Velib bike at any one of more than 1,230 Velib bike stations in Paris. This post also includes tips on cycling in Paris for tourists. Plus a video to give you a taste of what it is like to ride a Velib bike share bike in Paris.
Bike share is about transport – not profit!
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised in the city. I believe Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as confirmed by recent livability reports. I also believe that Vancouver is populated by educated, eco-conscious and health conscious people who are committed to preserving this treasure for future generations. So, why […]
Vancouver Bike Share is a Go – But Helmets are Still in the Way
Vision Vancouver is moving forwards towards a Vancouver bike share program. But can a bike share program succeed in Vancouver if the program doesn’t get an exemption from the mandatory bike helmet law?
Melbourne Bike Share – Why is it Failing?
Melbourne Bike Share is one of the only three bike share programs in the world that requires users to wear bike helmets (the others being Brisbane, where the program is also failing, and Vancouver as of July 2016 – where it is still too soon to tell). Many people allege that the bike helmet law is causing the Melbourne Bike Share to fail. However, in our experience there is a lot more to it than that.
Bike Share in Brisbane – Could this be the Most Tourist-Unfriendly Bike Share System in the World?
Brisbane’s bike share program, CityCycle, is not a success – and the law requiring that users wear helmets is just part of the problem. Brisbane’s bike share system is failing mainly because the system is designed so as to totally exclude tourists and casual cyclists.
Vancouver’s Bixi Program is Doomed if it Doesn’t Drop the Bike Helmet Law
Vision Vancouver may introduce a bike share program, along the lines of the successful Bixi (bike taxi) program adopted in Montreal. But BC’s mandatory bike helmets law could kill this plan.
Montreal Cycling, Part 2: The Bixi Bike Share System
I loved Montreal cycling because it feels so safe, thanks to the Montreal separated bike lanes. The thing I loved the most about Montreal cycling was the Bixi (bike taxi) system.