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Maybe. Previous launch was delayed for rather mysterious reasons. Keep an eye on it.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the first 293 docking stations have begun to appear. Most of them will at first be in Manhattan.
The DOT hopes to eventually expand the program to include 600 stations and 10,000 bikes.
“Most of them will at first be in Manhattan.” — a sentence published by a major news organization.
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Pushed back to 2013… Interesting.
“New York City demands a world-class bike share system, and we need to ensure that Citi Bike launches as flawlessly as New Yorkers expect on Day One,” said DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. “The enthusiasm for this program continues to grow and we look forward to bringing this affordable new transportation option to New Yorkers without cost to taxpayers.”
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Use ‘bike share’ to get to Bank of America Stadium to hear those big speeches!
I think the purpose of these bike-share programs in Dems’ convention cities is to divert attention from the sudden proliferation of high-tech surveillance.
Just in time for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next month, the city has started offering a bicycle-sharing program that it says is the largest in the Southeast. Charlotte B-cycle, part of the Wisconsin-based B-cycle national network, comprises 200 commuter-style bicycles at 20 stations uptown (Charlotte’s downtown) and nearby. Most of the stops are near bus, shuttle and light-rail stops.
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Whereas, if you look at the actual facts presented in this USA Today article, the bike share program in question is incredibly safe.
Washington’s Capital Bikeshare program began in September 2010, has grown to include more than 1,500 bicycles and recently recorded its 2 millionth ride. At the same time, bicycle-related accidents have increased on city D.C. roads.
Bicycle-related accidents have increased from 312 in 2009 to 601 in 2011, according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Pedestrian-related accidents also rose from 657 in 2009 to 935 in 2011.
Chris Holben , a bicycle program specialist for the District Department of Transportation, says Washington has actually become safer since the number of people riding their bikes has increased. He said only 24 Bikeshare crashes have been reported to police since the program stated.
So that’s roughly 1 reported crash per 100,000 trips! And even those are likely to be minor crashes. Oooh, danger. Hope they’re all wearing their helmets…
Now check out the headline:
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I enjoyed the weirdly negative headline on this Bloomberg article, and the way they got the ‘rental’ part right for once.
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He noticed, it’s kind of expensive.
The first trip you take, on one of the new New York bikes, will cost you at least $10, and possibly as much as $95. Cab rides don’t cost much more than that, and you can fit four people in a cab. Experienced urban cyclists like me will definitely cough up the $95, even if that hurts a little, because we know how convenient it can be to be able to take one-way bike trips in Manhattan, especially if it’s going to rain later, or if you don’t like biking back in the dark, or if you got in to work on the subway but then just need to go a mile or so to your lunch meeting.
But the great promise of the bikeshare scheme is that it will get people onto bikes who have never biked before — people who are generally very nervous about biking at all on busy urban streets. Those people are going to want to try before they buy, and the $10 cost of a trial one-day membership is high enough to give them a good excuse not to bother.
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The Citi Bike program…He heh… Life is funny.
Citigroup Inc. (C) agreed to pay $41 million to sponsor New York City’s bicycle-rental program, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said will be the largest such system in the U.S. when it begins in July.
The “Citi Bike” program, presented by the mayor and Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit at City Hall today, will offer 10,000 bikes branded with the New York-based bank’s logo at 600 docking stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
(Folks will pay about $100 for a year’s worth. That’s not “sharing,” is it?)
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People of Portland: “Bike share” is very cool. But it isn’t really sharing. Why don’t we just call it what it is — a public-private bike RENTAL program. Not library cards — credit cards.
Learn about bike share, suggest locations for stations:
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