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Citibiker by the numbers

Here’s a guy with an interesting challenge. @Citibiker, is trying to find the first 100 Citibikes, numbered accordingly on the side in white like a serial number, out of the more than 6,000 bikes in circulation in NYC.

To follow along his progress and various sites around town, visit: citibiker.tumblr.com

I’m hoping [...]

Why conservatives hate the new Citibike share in graphic form

Hopefully your not being swayed by the endless hate speak from conservatives with their magazines and newspapers who aren’t even willing to give Citibike a try or a chance.

Hopefully if you have problems with the new system, it’s based on real life experiences and you can offer criticisms directly to the D.O.T, knowing [...]

Hate and Love-bike share video Op-Eds

In typical fashion the hate coming out against a new initiative of bicycle transportation comes from out-of-touch people who would never even try the thing they vehemently rattle the saber at. They have no problem using their “so-called” media credence to help propagate their anger especially news agencies like the Wall Street Journal. Remember [...]

New Yorkers must learn to share…Bike Share. Citibike launches for annual members.

Oh the sacrifices we New Yorkers have had to make under three terms of Mayor Bloomberg. First we had to give up smoking in public places and not being able to light up at your favorite rock venue. Ok, we can deal with that, besides now we have these sneaky electronic cigarettes that plug [...]

Bike Sharing…I just can’t get enough, neither can Brooklynspoke, Velojoy and the Snob.

Yes, it’s true, I’m super psyched about bike sharing coming to NYC. Mainly because it puts more people on bicycles and is another viable transportation option, getting my home town one step closer to those other cool cities that have bike sharing, like Paris, Barcelona, Washington, DC and of course Boston.

Actually, my [...]

First a sit in now this…

First a sit-in now vandalization of property? Will these ruthless anarchists stop at nothing to further their subversive cause of stopping bike sharing?

Now it looks like local residents have defaced Citibike stations in Brooklyn.

From Streetsblog.org:

Here is the latest,

Speak Up If You Think Bike-Share Belongs in Fort Greene and Clinton [...]

Bike sharing and a protest of one

More citibike stations are popping up in Manhattan. Oh no, precious parking being gobbled up. There’s only one thing to do: Ride a bike.

Here is a new station I spotted in the financial district:

Follow along on twitter: @citibikenyc

Perhaps you are concerned about Manhattan restaurant owner, 68 year old Jacques [...]

First interstate Bike Share using Smart Lock approach.

NYC isn’t the only Tri-State region launching bike sharing.

Here is a press release from the Hoboken mayor’s office in New Jersey:

Hoboken to Launch First Hybrid Bikeshare

Bike-share pilot will be among first to explore less expensive, more flexible “smart-lock” approach– Hoboken is proud to partner with E3Think, Bike And Roll and [...]

NIMBY protest of one against bike sharing.

Looks like not everyone is down with the new bike sharing program. One disgruntled neighbor decided to stage a sit down in Tribeca where crews were trying to install the bike docking stations.

This comes from Aaron Naparstek ( @Naparstek )

Hmmmm, I wonder if the police will react the same way to this [...]

CitiBike share is coming…

This has been a stellar week for NYC’s very anticipated bike sharing, sponsored by Citibank and due to kick off in May.

Citibike docking stations have already been put up in several Brooklyn locations:

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Here is a nice big one I found in the Fulton Mall on Willoughby St, near a couple of Downtown Brooklyn hotels.

In the beginning of April, Streetsblog.org transportation reporter, Ben Fried, got a chance to take the bikes out for a preview ride:
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Taking Citi Bike for a Test Ride
By: Ben Fried
April 5th, 2013

With Citi Bike set to launch later this spring, the long wait for bike-share in New York City is almost over. But I couldn’t bring myself to wait an instant longer, so recently I headed over to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to try out some Citi Bikes.

A small network of bike-share stations has been operating for the past few months in the Navy Yard, where people who work inside the walls can try out the system, checking out bikes using the same key fobs that annual subscribers will get once Citi Bike launches. I was able to borrow one of the fobs and go for a test spin on a frigid morning in March.

Read more: here.

Which brings us to this week,

Monday (4/14/13)
Streetsblog reporter Stephen Miller reported that NYC Deputy Mayor, Howard Wolfson (twitter: @howiewolf) and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn, launched the official sign up to the citibike program where people can go on line and register for annual memberships.

Howie tweeted:
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Article from Streetsblog:

Sadik-Khan, Wolfson Invite New Yorkers to Sign Up for Bike-Share
by Stephen Miller
April 15th, 2013

wolfson_jsk_citibike_keyDeputy Mayor Howard Wolfson and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan hold a giant Citi Bike key this morning. Photo: Stephen Miller

In 2009, the Department of City Planning released an ambitious blueprint for bike-share in New York, and in 2011, the Department of Transportation began an extensive public process to site actual bike-share stations. Now the planning is giving way to implementation, with North America’s largest year-round bike-share system set to launch in May. Today, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson marked an important milestone: New Yorkers can now sign up for annual bike-share memberships.

Annual membership sign-ups have been open since early this morning, and more than 2,500 people have already subscribed at the rate of about $103 per year (including tax), which entitles users to unlimited rides up to 45 minutes long.

Read more: here.

I wanted to be cool like City Council member Brad Lander ,
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so I signed up, citibikenyc.com/signup for a $103.00 fee and got my annual membership.

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