The Bicycle Diaries – BBC Podcast
From sporting events and policing the streets to sharpening knives and selling ice cream.
Using a lot of leg power, the Bicycle Diaries journeys into three different places around the world to discover the communities and people for whom two wheels are better than four.
Twenty thousand bikes have been made available and can be used free of charge for up to half an hour per ride.
They talk about the bicycle's design features, how they use the system, the journeys they take, and how has the Velib has changed the city.