Vélib’ is a large-scale public bicycle sharing system in Paris, France. Launched on 15 July 2007, the system has expanded to encompass around 18,000 bicycles and 1,200 bicycle stations, located across Paris and in some surrounding municipalities. Since December 2011, Vélib’ has been complemented by Autolib’, an electric car sharing scheme operating on similar principles. Vélib’ is operated as a concession by the French advertising corporation JCDecaux.