Swipe your RFID-enabled ID card and jet away on the three-speed bicycle. That’s the idea behind Vélib, according to a story in this week’s issue of Time magazine.
Pay $40 a year and have access to the bikes at stations across the city. Vélib is based in Paris, but is coming to the U.S. Washington is launching a program this summer. Other cities are looking at the programs as well, including Boulder, Colo.; Charlottesville, Va.; and Gainesville, Fla.
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