Bike share in SoHo with a life drawing class included! —A.P.
According to this article from Transportation Nation in May of last year, New York City’s bike share is —surprise!— much more expensive than anywhere else in the whole wide world.
This just in: New York City’s bike share program is now accepting members. The first 5,000 will get a discount on helmets.
The total cost of yearly membership is $103.43 with tax, which puts it just under the cost of a monthly Metrocard.
Next month’s system launch will include 6000 bikes at 330 stations in Manhattan south of 59th street and in Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.
(Above photos: city transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan dons a sporty helmet and uses a key card to unlock a bike from its dock in Brooklyn.)
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From our friends at Transportation Nation:
It’s official. New York’s much anticipated bike share program will not launch this month as originally planned. “We’re working on the launch plan and will update the public as soon as we finalize all the details,” Seth Solomonow, NYC DOT spokesman tells Transportation Nation.
It’s national bike to work day. Next year, will you be biking using NYC’s new bike share? Andrea Bernstein broke down everything you need to know about program with Brian Lehrer.
Transportation Nation: MAP: New York City Sites 420 Bike Share Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
Still unconnected: Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights as well as the Upper West & Upper East sides. Those neighborhoods will have to wait until 2013.
Speaking of Transportation Nation…. read Andrea Bernstein’s detailed piece on NYC’s bike share plan: