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Citibike extreme

There is still lots of backlash on NYC’s 6 month old Citibike sharing program. Maybe New Yorkers haven’t realized the truly awesome potential “cool factor” of what are perceived as clunky rides.

BMX star and co-owner of Chinatown’s bike shop Dah Shop, Tyrone Williams, puts his Animal Bikes Team skills into a bike share [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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Continue reading CitiBike share is coming…

Citibike bike share delayed from July to August, but has demos.

According to Streetsblog, and Gothamist, the much anticipated NYC Bike sharing program, will be delayed from July (which is already half over) to August.

The source of this came from the Citibike twitter feed, @CitibikeNYC for those following along.

Streetsblog reporter, Noah Kazis explains more in this article:

Citi Bike Launch Pushed Back [...]

Bike Love…and hate, week in review.

Well NYC is getting a lot of bike love these days. Eclectic artist, musician and avid cyclist, David Bryne, wrote a piece in Sunday’s NY Times endorsing the bike sharing program coming to NYC in a month. (Citibike.)

Opinion This Is How We Ride

“This summer the city’s Department of Transportation inaugurates [...]