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“Breaking a bike is easy…”

January 8, 2015

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Vélib’, the bike share system of Paris, will display this message at all of its 1,800 stations today. My French is terrible, but the caption for the cartoon on the right translates to, “Breaking a Vélib’ is easy…he can not defend himself.” The cartoon is by Jean Cabut, known by his pen-name of Cabu, who was one of the victims in yesterday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo.

It’s not for nothing that Vélib’ gets its names for the French words “vélo” and “liberté” – “bicycle” and “freedom.”

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2 Comments
  1. January 10, 2015 12:47 pm

    Thanks for your support. Her you can ind other drawing of the Charlie hebdo crew dealing with bike and fight against cars…

    http://carfree.fr/index.php/2015/01/08/jesuischarlie/

    • January 10, 2015 8:50 pm

      Thanks for this link. So very interesting! I really appreciate it.

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