New York to Install Big Bike Sharing Program

src: BikeRadar.com

The New York City active transportation community has a reason to celebrate after the Department of Transportation requested a proposal to install a big scale bike share program in early 2012.

Specific details regarding the system are still under lock and key, although further announcements are expected soon.

“We applaud all programs designed to get more people on bikes, and we hope to see a jump of new riders on the street with the convenience the bike share program will offer,” said Barbara Ross of Times Up!, a New York City-based cycling advocacy and environmental group.

“We envision the corporate bike share program as a stepping stone to getting New Yorkers excited about cycling,” she explained, “and then move toward owning their own bike and joining in the cycling community’s continual efforts for an increase in the number of safe, protected bike lanes.”

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