Lyon: Vélo’v self-service bicycles broke records in 2022

Self-service bicycle rentals grew by 19% in 2022, surpassing the figure of 10 million in one year.

Le Figaro Lyon

The number of annual rentals of Vélo’v, Lyon’s self-service bicycles, broke a record in 2022. In all, the service recorded 10.5 million rentals (+19%), compared to 9.1 million in 2021, which was already a record. At the end of December 2022, nearly 84,000 long-term subscribers were registered, a figure up 10% compared to last year, again a record.

This rental record for the Vélo’v service, combined with the +12% traffic increase for all bicycle traffic in 2022 on the territory of the Métropole de Lyon, confirms the dynamics of the bicycle, which is today a means of full-fledged travel for more and more of our inhabitants“said Fabien Bagnon, vice-president of the Métropole de Lyon in charge of mobility.

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5,000 bicycles deployed in the metropolis

Launched in 2005, the Vélo’v have accumulated 130 million rentals since then. Today, 5000 bicycles are deployed in the 428 stations of the metropolis spread over 22 municipalities.

By February, Grand Lyon also intends to make the portable battery that accompanies the e-Vélo’v free of charge for two months from the time of subscription to the service (€7 per month).

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