V'eol, Caen, France
Launched on 22nd March 2008, V'eol – the self-service town bike facility – enables city dwellers and visitors passing through to freely roam around the city, 24/7
With 40 stations in the town centre, local journeys are easy. Forget the hassle of parking the car, the future is in bikes. Caen has 350 bikes spread around 40 stations in the town-centre and nearby areas.
There are many different membership options, the first half-hour is always free.