Le Coup de Pouce Vélo – French Government Allocates Twenty Million Euros for The Bicycle Repair Service
France is widely known in the cycling world as an extremely loyal country to cyclists and Paris is considered as one of the most comfortable cities for cycling.
But this month French government really outdid itself. From the 11th of May every interested person, or it’s better to say a cyclist, will get a free repair service from the workshops which have joined a governmental social support program Le Coup de Pouce Vélo.
This program includes free repair service which costs less than fifty euros for everyone. Such service will be provided by publically selected workshops (you can see the list on the Le Coup de Pouce Vélo website) which has joined this program.
Workshops will receive funds from the governments for each repair. Such a program will benefit everyone: workshops will get an influx of new clients while cyclists will get free repair service.
Social support programs
French government will start free cycling lessons for all those who wish to cycle. Also, French government covers sixty percent of expenses during the installation of bike parking for every company.
Such measures and social support programs are made in order to involve more people in cycling. Big cities are abundant with four-wheel transport which causes air pollution and traffic jams.
Exhaust gases and other hazardous agents are making city life dangerous for human health. An increased number of cyclists will help to reduce the current transportation crisis.
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