|Citi Bike dock going in on Pearl Street, DUMBO. Photo: MK Metz|
The new program features thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations and a lot of people seem very excited about it (though some are not totally happy with the placement of the stations).The bikes are not really meant for leisurely rides; rather, they are supposed to get you from your bus or subway to your home, or the "last mile."
DOT says the locations were chosen through well-documented process of consultation with neighborhood residents.
Soon, helmet-less residents and tourists alike will be hitting the streets of New York, pedaling from dock to dock in 30- or 45-minute increments.
It will probably be great. It works in other cities. It's good for the environment.
But for God's sake don't get off the bike. Citi Bike says you could be charged up to $1000 if you lose it.
- NYC: Bike Share outreach (pdf)
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