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  • Paris
  • December 26, 2017
JCDecaux announces that its subsidiary, Cyclocity, has removed almost half of the 1,230 Vélib’ docking stations, in line with its obligations under the changeover which began in October.

Continuing to comply with its contractual obligations, Cyclocity will cease operating the service on 1 January 2018. It will then no longer be possible to take out first generation Vélib’ bikes from remaining docking stations and the bikes will be removed within a few days. These docking stations will gradually be dismantled until the end of March.
JCDecaux would like to thank all of the users who placed their trust in Vélib’ from its launch on 15 July 2007. Together, we have ridden over 700 million km, or 17,500 times around the earth and, along with the City of Paris, have made Vélib’ the largest self-service bike rental scheme in the world as well as a viable sustainable means of shared transport, with up to 300,000 subscribers who every year, make close to 40 million trips.
JCDecaux would especially like to thank all of the Cyclocity team members who, since the start of the project, have worked with professionalism, commitment and passion. Thanks to them, Vélib' operated 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, from 15 July 2007, just 4.5 months after the contract was signed.
Over 10 years, Cyclocity team members moved over 12 million Vélib’ bikes to ensure that the service was available across the territory, repaired 500,000 bikes, the Customer Relations Centre handled 5 million requests from users and for three years in a row, was elected the best customer relations centre of the year, and so many other accomplishments.
Thank you to all of those who helped to make Vélib’ such an unprecedented success in terms of using and sharing, which inspired many self-service bike rental scheme throughout the world and helped to generalise a new approach to sustainable mobility. Cyclocity is delighted to be continuing this exciting self-service bike rental adventure in Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Toulouse, Amiens, Besançon, Cergy-Pontoise, Créteil, Mulhouse, Nancy, Rouen, as well as Vienna, Brussels, Brisbane, Dublin, Seville, Stockholm, Toyama and many more.


Key figures

  • 2016 revenue: €3,393m, H1 2017 revenue: €1,641m
  • JCDecaux is listed on the Eurolist of Euronext Paris and is part of the Euronext 100 and Euronext Family Business indexes
  • JCDecaux is part of the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe indexes
  • N°1 worldwide in street furniture (559,070 advertising panels)
  • N°1 worldwide in transport advertising with more than 220 airports and 260 contracts in metros, buses, trains and tramways (354,680 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in Europe for billboards (169,860 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Europe (721,130 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Asia-Pacific (219,310 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Latin America (70,680 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Africa (29,820 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in the Middle-East (16,230 advertising panels)
  • Leader in self-service bike rental scheme: pioneer in eco-friendly mobility
  • 1,117,890 advertising panels in more than 75 countries
  • Present in 4,280 cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants
  • Daily audience: more than 410 million people
  • 13,030 employees


Corporate Communications : Agathe Albertini +33 1 30 79 37 35
Investor Relations : Arnaud Courtial

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