In the summer of 2007, Paris made the Parisian bike with a loaf of bread in its basket easily accessible to all. Well, maybe not the basket and the loaf of bread but the bikes anyway. Over 10,000 of them were introduced to both locals and visitors with the launch of the city's Vélib' bike-share program.
Vélib' allows bikers to borrow a bike from one of 1,800 pick-up spots around town (and in surrounding cities!) and drop it off at any other center.