The Velib Bike Program is taking its already successful program to London with 6,000 shared bikes on offer to Londoners, helping to ease traffic, congestion taxes and emmissions. The programme offers shared bikes to those wanting to find their way round the city, and has been tried and tested in numerous european cities with great success in recent years. The London program will offer the first 30mins free, enough time to get around much of the central city, offering a cost effective, green and healthy alternative to cars, taxi’s and the tube. Info from Selectism via Inhabitat.