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In France, Cyclists Get Paid For Biking To Work

Nicolo Riggio

Cyclist could soon be paid to cycle to work under a new plan to boost cycling to get people fitter to save on health spending and, perhaps, create more jobs.

In fact, the Transport Minister Frédéric Cuvillier has announced the plan with proposals for volunteer companies to test out a system of reimbursing employees between 21 and 25 centimes per kilometre.

This plan contains a lot of great measures: read them here!

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  • Nicolo Riggio

    I didn't know it, Amanda. Wonderful! I hope that more and more cities (and, why not, even universities) will adopt this payment strategies. Thanks for the info ;-)

  • Amanda Rezutek

    This is already happening in Portland Oregon. They will even pay you to bike to OHSU if you are an unpaid volunteer. It's not too far away in the United States...

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love this progressive way of looking at paying employees. So cool.