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What if you got paid to ride your bicycle to work?

The French government has partnered with 19 companies in a unique pilot project that will pay 10,000 commuters for riding their bicycle to work every day instead of using their car.

Over the next six months, these people will receive €0.25 per kilometre.

But why? It's simple: Commuters who use public transit to go to work get some form of compensation while those who ride their bicycle don't.

The Hollande administration would like to increase the use of bicycles by commuters from 2% to a percentage that's closer to Scandinavian countries (31% in Copenhagen, for instance).

If you could, and got paid for it, would you consider riding your bicycle to work?

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