Quote of the Day – On Bicycle-Sharing Systems

November 9th, 2008

The New York Times has an article today about bicycle-sharing programs in major European cities.  Here’s a gem of a quote about the civic benefit, earned on top of environmental improvements:

“The critical mass of bikes on the road has pacified traffic,” said Gilles Vesco, vice mayor in charge of the program in Lyon. “Now, the street belongs to everybody and needs to be better shared. It has become a more convivial public space.”

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