Bike-sharing schemes in Paris have been left in a disastrous state thanks to bad management and vandalism, but there is an easy solution for keen cyclists, writes Ben McPartland. And it’s far better than Velib.
“…the ambition of Paris to become a cycling city like Copenhagen has taken a huge knock, despite the city vowing to construct more cycle lanes and shift the emphasis from four wheels to two”
Read more: There is an easy solution to the Paris bike scheme chaos – just buy your own – The Local
One of the proposals, which is sure to be music to Anglophone ears, is the introduction of training sessions to teach basic English to those working in the tourism sector, including bus and taxi drivers as well as staff at museums, hotels and restaurants.
Another measure to facilitate tourism is the planned creation of a CityPass, which will serve both as a ticket on public transport and for entry into popular tourist attractions. READ FULL STORY at Source: Paris tourism workers to get English lessons – The Local
The seemingly madcap image of ‘flying’ water taxis ferrying Parisians up and the down the River Seine could soon become reality with tests on the futuristic vehicles to go ahead.
Source: Paris: ‘Flying’ water taxis to be tested on River Seine – The Local
France has more than its share of old crazy laws… here are the weirdest ones.
Source: Fifteen of the most bizarre laws in France – The Local