Vélo liberté or Velib or bicycle freedom is Paris’ hugely successful public bicycle rental program. Launched less than a year ago, Velib now boasts some 20,000 bikes docked in over 1450 pick-up/drop-off stands around the city – virtually one on every street corner. This is how its works Cyclists simply purchase a day ticket for the easy to use terminals for a euro, allowing you unlimited free bike hire over a 24 hour period. Providing each ride is less than 30 minutes, that’s all you’ll pay for the day. A bargain prices head steeply upwards with after that: a 90 minute rental will set you back three euros, whereas a five hour rental jumps to 31 euros.