The city of Colmar has introduced an ambitious policy in favour of bicycle use in town. After taking advantage of an advantageous rental system, the inhabitants have been able to take advantage of a 100 Euro grant to buy a bicycle since April 2008. To do this, they just have to show the receipt of their purchase. 500 households have already taken advantage of this opportunity. The city has 67 km of bicycle lanes and is going to invest 450 000 € to develop new infrastructures for cyclists.