We missed this in yesterday's paper, presumably because we were so distracted by Bloomberg's unsuccessful shuttle diplomacy in Albany: While London, Stockholm, and Singapore all have successful congestion-pricing programs, and while Scandinavian capitals have longstanding center-city transportation cultures built around bicycles, and while an art installation in Soho last week made bikes available to New Yorkers for a few days, Paris is now trying to beat its traffic problems by making some 10,000 bicycles available for nominal fees around the city — there'll be 20,000 and change by the end of the year — for people to rent from one of 750 stations, ride to where they need go, and return to another station. This plan sounds like it could be another good way to get some cars off the road and emissions out of the air. Could it be congestion pricing 2.0, Mike? Of course not! It's an interesting and innovative idea; Shelly Silver must hate it.
Most Viewed Stories
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast Takes Their 40th-Anniversary Reunion Photo
There Are Pictures of Justin Bieber’s Big Penis on the Internet
Meet the College Student Who Started a ‘Restaurant’ in His Dorm Room
The Brutal Economics of Being a Yoga Teacher
Justin Bieber Wants to Sue Everyone Who Published His Dick
How the Media Is Handling Kevin McCarthy’s Rumored Affair
Why Republicans Need Paul Ryan As House Speaker
Your Guide to the New Facebook Response Buttons
Stop Treating Young Women Like Dumbbells
Why AMC Renewed Halt and Catch Fire for a Third Season Despite Its Dismal Ratings
Latest News from Daily IntelligencerJetBlue Opened a Potato Farm at JFK Airport
Back to the land at Terminal 5.Bratton Snatches Joint From Woman on the Street, Throws It in the Sewer
"I thought, “What the hell — 8:30 on Wall Street?'"Was Arne Duncan Secretly Obama’s Boss All Along?
If the president only knew about his administration's terrible education policies!Pizza Rat Has Apparently Started a Cheesy Rodent War in New York
The thirst for delicious and quick Italian has overtaken the rats of our city.4 Tunisian Civil-Society Organizations Share the Nobel Peace Prize
The National Dialogue Quartet of Tunisia protected the democratic process following the country's Arab Spring uprising.Rubio, Not Trump, Is Now the Defining Figure in the GOP Race
He's not the most bombastic candidate, but he's the most talented.7 Easy Ways to Signal That You Have Absolutely No Interest in Becoming House Speaker
First, prepare a look of utter disgust and revulsion (which shouldn't be too hard given the job we're talking about).Fatal Fraternity Shooting at Northern Arizona University
One dead, three injured in the early morning hours.U.S. Reportedly Ending Program That Only Managed to Train ‘Four or Five’ Syrian Rebels
Meanwhile, the conflict in Syria continues.Why Republicans Need Paul Ryan As House Speaker
He's an ideological zealot and a tactical pragmatist.
The action begins tonight in Los Angeles.Can Your Child Be Taught to Defeat a Gunman at Her School?
“The canned food item will give the students a sense of empowerment to protect themselves and will make them feel secure in case an intruder enters the classroom.”Portraits of 9 New York City Carriage Drivers and Their Horses
Why they say it's a tradition worth preserving.How the Media Is Handling Kevin McCarthy’s Rumored Affair
Outside conservative media, mostly with vague innuendo.Ben Carson Tries to Top Himself, Blames Holocaust on Gun Control
It’s a popular theory, though it’s been repeatedly debunked.More Clues That Joe Biden Is Definitely, Maybe Running for President
His team met with the DNC to learn about election rules.How the Right Is Reacting to the House Leadership Crisis
Some don’t mind the chaos because “electing McCarthy was the real worse scenario.”Who’s Going to Be the Next House Speaker?
Note: Only a handful of people on this list actually want the job.Donald Trump Has at Least One Very Enthusiastic Hispanic Supporter
"Is this a setup?"Weird Accessories Are Fine; Grabbing Women Is Not
In case you were wondering.