Some of Paris Metro Bicycle project statistics based on statistics from the Lyon "Cyclocity" project:
each bicycle in Paris will be used on average 12 times a day, for a total of about 250,000 trips a day, or 91 million trips a year.
In Lyon, according to deputy mayor Touraine, the city's 3,000 rental bikes have logged about 10 million miles since the program started in May 2005, saving an estimated 3,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being spewed into the air. Overall, vehicle traffic in the city is down 4 percent, he said, and bicycle use has tripled, not just on account of Cyclocity (Lyon), but also because the program has prompted a boom in private bicycle use and sales.
Each bicycle in the Paris project will cost about $1,300. Each pickup/drop-off stations will have 15 to 40 high-tech racks connected to a centralized computer that can monitor each bike's condition and location.