France to increase fund for repairing bikes

More than 62,400 bikes have been repaired thanks to France’s new cycling plan (plan vélo), which offers €50 towards repairs for old bikes.

After the successful take-up, the total of the grant fund is being tripled, Environment Minister Elisabeth Borne announced yesterday.

It means the fund, which started on May 11 with a total of €20million allocated, will increase to €60million in its bid to encourage people in France to cycle instead of using public transport or ...

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