In case you missed it - here is a NPR segment that I linked to 3 months ago:Paris Embraces Plan to Become City of Bikes
By John Ward Anderson
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, March 24, 2007; Page A10
PARIS, March 23 -- Paris is for lovers -- lovers of food and art and wine, lovers of the romantic sort and, starting this summer, lovers of bicycles.
On July 15, the day after Bastille Day, Parisians will wake up to discover thousands of low-cost rental bikes at hundreds of high-tech bicycle stations scattered throughout the city, an ambitious program to cut traffic, reduce pollution, improve parking and enhance the city's image as a greener, quieter, more relaxed place.
Paris Embraces Plan to Become City of Bikes
xoxoxoxoxox'Greening' of Paris Rough on Motorists
by Eleanor Beardsley
Weekend Edition Saturday, December 23, 2006 · The mayor of Paris is widening sidewalks and expanding green spaces. Pedestrians may like this new Paris, but it is frustrating to many motorists.
'Greening' of Paris Rough on Motorists