June 25, 2007 By News Report
Bicycles in the city are a new vehicle for short distance urban transport and participate in sustainable and environmental policies, a growing demand of governments and citizens. As traffic jams and pollution reach an unprecedented level, governments try to solve environmental issues through a global multimodal public transport service. Bicycles perfectly complete the offer of subways, tramways and buses for seamless mass transit.
With 20,600 bicycles available on 1,451 stations, Paris Velib' service will be the largest worldwide project of bicycle rental. Parisians will rediscover their city freely, in a convenient, user friendly and clean new vehicle and ASK contactless card.
"The Cyclocity badge complies with ISO 14443 B standard, the widest public transport standard for contactless microprocessor cards, says Christophe Peix, ASK France Sales Manager. Badge requests are now available through a new dedicated website at http://www.velib.paris.fr/, he adds."ASK as the leading provider of contactless tickets and cards for public transportation systems was a natural partner for JCDecaux when developing its self-service bicycle rental in Lyon. Since it was launched in May 2005, ASK has successfully provided C.ticket, contactless paper tickets, TDM, a Ticket Dispensing Machine as well as subscribers' contactless cards.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.