Living in Europe means co-existing with a limitless amount of scooters and bikes! Weary of traffic and falling on my face, I've avoided bikes since childhood.
Recently, Paris started a sustainable initiative called "Journée sans Voitures" which means "Day without Cars." On this day once a month, the Champs-Elysées is blocked off from cars and only walkers and cyclists are permitted. Wanting to prepare myself for the next "journéé," I decided to give my biking skills a try!
Paris has a bike sharing system known as Vélib', located all over the city. It is one of the best ways to discover Paris. On average, 85,000 Parisians peddle per day. With over 23,000 bikes and 1,300 biking stations, it's hard to resist the opportunity to help the environment and your body all at the same time.
If you live in France or will be visiting, be sure to visit the Vélib' site for more information. If you don't live in Paris, have no fear, find a bike sharing city near you right HERE !