Fil des commentaires sur "Pensée du jour - La bicyclette, c'est chouette !" - Blog | Orangina Rouge Petit espace d'expression d'un nouveau venu... Mais pourquoi ... ? Parce que ! fr OranginaRouge Eliane Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:57:48 +0200 So funny for me to see how this works in France. :) In NL bikes have a few designated reserved place in trains and there's no need to take them on the metro. First off we don't have a lot of metro lines in our country and second, if you have your bike, you just use that instead of the metro or bus. Though for my commutes that used to involve a train every day, I preferred my Strida folding bike. It's free (a regular bike needs a €7 train ticket), also allowed during rush hours and easier to carry.
When I go to work it's about 8km a day. But usually more, cause I also need groceries and to visit friends, etc. :)
Anyway, what do you think of this velib system in Paris? I want to try riding a bike in Paris, but with the driving skills of the French I'm not so sure about that, haha.

OranginaRouge Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:35:21 +0200 @Eliane :
Yes true: France and BL doesn't have the same culture of bikes (an indian colleague'd rather say 'bicycle').

I already had to Strida but it costs a lot compared to mine.
About Paris you can try*. But as you know we don't have a lot of bike lanes and cars doesn't really worry about bikes. Anyway I never had any accident, except once but it was because of pedestrians crossins road stupidly.

And by the way, when you say 'if you have your bike, you just use that instead of the metro', but in my case i travel more than 35km twice a day... Not really possible to do this by bike :-P .

*have a look to the link

Eliane Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:26:00 +0200 @OranginaRouge :
Bike is the abbreviation of bicycle, I prefer to write that, cause it's shorter and easier. ;)

Yeah, Strida got very expensive. When I bought it was a few hundred € less, but it has always been more expensive in France than in NL.

Pedestrians crossing the road stupidly is something I am familiar with. I use my brakes more than I actually need to if people would only pay attention, lol.

I didn't mean you should cover the whole distance by bike. I meant that in NL we take the train to another city if we have to, but once we arrive, we don't use the metro to continue the journey if you take a bike with you. And a train to another city is somewhat equal to your nearest RER station. If the distance is less then 10km one way, it's not worth the hassle of taking your bike on a metro. Plus the fact that there's not a lot of metro available. ;)

Bagnole Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:10:39 +0200 Vélo : 14cts par kilomètre.
Voiture : 15cts par kilomètre.

Pas très intéressant, n'est-ce pas ...

OranginaRouge Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:17:30 +0200 @Eliane :
The time when stupid pedestrians crossed the road in front of me, it was snowing... And braking while snowing either doesn't work properly or makes you fall down... It made me fall down :-P

@Bagnole :
L'idée que je voulais amener est que le coût par km d'un vélo est proche, en tout cas inférieur (dans mon cas j'ai eu pas mal de dépenses et n'ai pas parcouru une grande distance) à celui d'une voiture.
Évidemment il y a l'aspect que l'on ne parcourt pas les mêmes distances, il est compliqué de se séparer vraiment d'une voiture. Cependant pour des trajets quotidiens, je trouve intéressant de se poser vraiment la question de l'usage d'un vélo.

titeufeur Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:35:39 +0100 @Bagnole :
Tout dépend la voiture que tu achètes... Grosse différence entre une occaz à 1000€ et une + récente à 20000€...

C'est sur, sorti de son contexte, c'est pas très intéressant de faire du vélo... Mais notre rédacteur ne nous a pas donné le détail de sa voiture!

Ciao :)