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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Bicycle thieving in Paris
80 percent of the initial 20,600 bicycles of the Paris bicycle rental system have been stolen or damaged...And along with the dent in the city-subsidized budget has been a blow to the Parisian psyche. “The symbol of a fixed-up, eco-friendly city has become a new source for criminality,” Le Monde mourned in an editorial over the summer. “The Vélib’ was aimed at civilizing city travel. It has increased incivilities.” Read on...