Image by Justin Beere
For those times when your destination is just a little too far to walk, but also a little hard to get to via public transit, a bike is perfect. New Yorkers are about to get all the benefits of having a bike in the city, without having a bike in the city.
Last week the city announced a partnership with Citibank to arm NYC and Brooklyn with some 10,000 public bikes. Buy a yearly membership or pay as you go, and you get access. When in need of some wheels, simply pick up a ride at one of 600 stations. When you’re done, drop it off at any other station you like. It’s the US incarnation of the system they’ve got in London, another bank-sponsored arrangement called Barclay’s Cycle Hire. AC recently tried out the system in London (pictured), and can’t wait to have it stateside.blog comments powered by Disqus