As more and more Parisians use bikes to ride through the city, City Hall wants your kids to have fun riding safely as well.
Paris bike-sharing program, Vélib, launched in 2007, has just started last June, 2014, a new program for your kids, from 2 to 8 years old: “P’tit Vélib“.
Paris wants “to familiarize the young in the use of more environmentally friendly transport means at the youngest age” and of course to make easier for your entire family to get around town.
These kid-bikes are available in four sizes and in six locations in Paris, in different green or pedestrian areas. You will even find bikes with training wheels.
The P’tit Vélib’ bike-sharing stations are located near parks or at least bike paths. Children’s helmets will be offered to parents with all the bikes.
On the fares front, it’s not what you call cheap. From 3 to 6 euros for an hour, 10 to 15 euros a day. You can try it for free on the right Seine riverbanks during Paris Plages, until August, 18, 2014.