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5 things to know about Vélib’ bikes

5 things to know about Vélib’ bikes

  1. The blue Vélib' is electric, the green Vélib' is mechanical.
  2. To pick up or return a Vélib', use the electronic box inserted in the handlebars of the bike.
  3. To change the level of assistance on electric Vélib', press buttons 1, 2 or 3 on the box.
  4. Pay attention to the symbols displayed on the screen: they indicate the steps and actions to be taken.
  5. Download the Vélib' app to view the stations map and available bikes.

 

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Activating my Vélib' or Navigo card for the first time

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Hiring a Vélib' with my card

Hiring a Vélib' with my codes

Returning my Vélib’ to a station

Using an electric Vélib'

Taking a break during your journey

Returning my Vélib’ to a Station+

Instructions for use: the Vélib' icons

 

At each stage of your Vélib' journey, icons appear on the screen to guide you. Here is a summary of the main symbols you need to know.

 

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