NYT is reporting that New York has finally made a decision on who will run their 600 station, 10,000 bicycle share program that will bring the much needed program to the Big Apple. “The program will encourage participants to purchase long- or short-term memberships that include an unlimited number of trips of up to 45 minutes; additional fees will apply for longer trips. A yearly membership will cost $100 or less; other pricing details have yet to be made final.” While the article discusses implementation of the program and the fact that more than 250 miles of bicycle lanes has been added to the city, it does pass over many of the common hurdles cyclists are facing today in Manhattan and the boroughs. We wish this program the best.
The NYC Bike Share, once implemented, will be the largest deployment in the world.