The City of Paris has just conducted a customer satisfaction survey about the Velib bicycle program. Here are some of the results:
94% are satisfied with the service
97% would recommend it to a friend
20 million Velib rentals to date (since the program began last July)
18 minutes average length of use
39% of Velib users are between 25 and 35 years old
33% of the users come from the suburbs
58% of long-term subscribers are men
65% of short-term subscribers are women
19% of riders say they have used a Velib for a trip that they wouldn't have taken if Velib weren't available.
61% of long-term subscribers use Velib to commute to school or work.
96% say it gives a positive image of Paris
94% say it makes Paris more pleasant
88% say it's good for their health
No official mention of Velib stations' reputation for being good for your love life --a great place to pick up a potential date.
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