NYC mayor wants massive bike-sharing program



Following the launch of London’s bike sharing scheme
(see our post on Aug 5, Bike share scheme in London launched as pedal power grows), New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transport Commissioner Janette
Sadik-Khan have put forward a proposal for a bike sharing program.

With the number of people in New York commuting by
bicycle increasing by around 30% year on year, fuelled by the creation of more
bikeways, cycle networks, and protected paths – around 200 miles of bike routes
in the past three years – it is a great move to embrace this shift and follow the
example of other capitals around the world.

The New York City bike share proposal would begin with
10,500 bikes, and quickly expand to 49,000 two-wheelers. At this stage, it’s
not yet clear when that program would be launched and where the first stations
would be, but stay tuned to the PCI blog for more information as it breaks.

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