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Bike-share schemes battle for Paris turf, but it's not all free-wheeling

Reuters  |  PARIS 

By Geert De Clercq and Manuel AusloosPARIS (Reuters) - Grabbing a bicycle from a docking station and riding the streets of Paris used to be one of the city's many charms, but the once-loved Velib system has fallen into disarray and some new dockless bike-share schemes are struggling to survive.After it launched in 2007, Velib quickly became a hit, signing up more than 250,000 users who could took advantage of 20,000 bikes around the city. But advertising company JCDecaux's concession to run Velib expired last year.A French-Spanish consortium called Smovengo won the tender to run the service ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 23:03 IST