Bike Sharing Delayed Until March
The city’s bike sharing program was supposed to start on July 31 but it didn’t happen and it ain’t gonna happen this summer. Apparently, the City ran into some computer problems and decided not to start the program until all the kinks had been worked out.
I’m all for bike sharing but I can forsee some problems with inexperienced riders. That said, I know these program work very well in places like Berlin, Copenhagen and Munich. I hope there’s some kind of training for riders inexperienced at riding in the city.
Just so you know what to expect in March, there will be 7,000 bikes at 420 stations across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Read more.
You’ll be able to take as many trips as you want for a low price plus overtime-fees beyond the time limit.
There are a few ways that you can use City Bike:
–Annual Membership: $95 (first 45 minutes of every trip at no additional charge)
–7-Day pass: $25 (first 30 minutes of every trip at no additional charge)
–24-Hour pass: $9.95 (first 30 minutes of every trip at no additional charge)
–A special $5 one-day membership will be available for the first few weeks after launch.