03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Unlike Paris, NYC's free bikes survived the summer

brooklynbridgebikelane.JPGIn Paris, more than 80 percent of the bike-sharing cycles have been trashed or stolen, the New York Times reported over the weekend.

In New York, it's an entirely diffent story.

Downtown Alliance's 30 free bikes were used more than 7,000 times this past summer

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