Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Treehugger Tuesday

NYC Begins Largest Bike Share Program in Nation

Transportation Nation just published the following story about New York City's new bike share system:

NYC Starts Placing Bike Share Docks
By Alex Goldmark | 04/08/2013 – 6:05 pm

Signs of the largest bike share program in the United States are starting to appear. New York City has installed the first of 600 bicycle docking stations, which will house 10,000 bikes in much of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. The first wave, launching in May, will have about 5,500 bikes and 300 docks.

“We probably have ten in the ground now,” the NYC Department of Transportation’s Jon Orcutt told Transportation Nation. “We started implementation on Saturday–it’s underway. And we’ll be moving through the Brooklyn area and then into Manhattan over the next few weeks.” Orcutt is a policy director at the NYC DOT and project manager for New York City Bike Share.

Read the entire article here.

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