VELO’V CELEBRATES ITS 9TH YEAR IN LYON!
The Velo’v system, the first of its kind to offer self-service bike rentals in France, celebrated its 9th year on June 28, in Lyon!
Very popular with the residents of Lyon (7 million rentals in 2012), the Velo’v system, provided by the Urban Community of Grand Lyon, is part of a broader movement towards sustainable transportation.
Indeed, Grand Lyon is one of the first urban areas to work towards sustainable development, the focus of their efforts for more than 15 years, particularly through the development of its two ecological charters and the Climate Plan of 2010.
Every year, Vélo’v has the good fortune of being sponsored by a renowned artist: this time, it’s the Skertzò firm, masters of illusion and trompe l’œil, which has honored Grand Lyon by producing a light show in the Croix-Rousse district.
Furthermore, a challenge has been launched for all vélo’v users, consisting of making a loop around the city center, with the emblematic Place Bellecour as the start and finish.
And Vélo’v has a bright future ahead, since 350,000 annual passes have already been purchased since 2005, with a fleet of 4,000 bikes available through 348 stations. Since it was created, Velo’v has saved more than 20,000 tons of C0²!