Life in the Fast Lane

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Maybe it's just the novelty of weaving around cars stuck in traffic jams, but the Parisian motorcycle taxi certainly seems to be the most fashionable way to commute around town these days. The two-wheeled wonders shave precious minutes from journey times, and at least four different companies (Citybird, Motojet, PLD and Hégé Service) scoot around the French capital. Clients are equipped with rain gear and helmets, and Citybird and Hégé Service customers get inbuilt two-way radios. A carry-on suitcase and two laptop-sized bags can be secured to the back of the bikes. Journeys within Paris will set you back $24...

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