Vélib’ is a self-service bike system available 24 hours a day, all year round in Paris. It was launched in 2007. Until the recent years the initiative has been enlarged to more than 15,000 bicycles and 1,200 rental stations. The first 30 minutes (or 45 for Vélib’ Passion users) are always free. The system is operated by JCDecaux, and the grey bicycles are produced in Hungary by the French bicycle company Mercier.