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Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Barb'CUB - The next step for Bordeaux

One of the good things about living in Bordeaux is the network of facilities that you can use freely or at minimal cost.

BatCUB : As well as the buses and trams, your public transport season ticket includes the BatCUB - boats that follow a circuit from one side of the river to the other. I can't imagine that anyone uses them for commuting, but maybe... We use them to show visitors the city.

VCUB : there's a network of bike stations with bikes for hire.

BlueCUB : A network of electric cars that you can use for buzzing from one part of the city to another.

Regular readers know about the CITIZ car-share club that we use, and also about the Maison du Vélo with its bikes on free loan, including, soon, the Pibal, designed by Philippe Starck.

Now the city is setting up a network of barbecues set at strategic points around the city. Read about them here.

* CUB = Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux - Bordeaux and it's suburb towns.

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