New York Sets Sights on Bike Sharing in 2012

New York City is hoping to install a citywide bike sharing program with at least 10,000 bikes. The system could open by Spring 2012.
November 25, 2010, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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"Officials also want the bicycles, which must have a 'one size fits all' design, to be resistant to rust, scratches and graffiti, perhaps in hope of warding off a subway-style tagging epidemic.

The program could begin as early as April 2012; the city hopes the initial stage will include about 10,000 bikes. A two-month test of the program, with at least 30 bicycle kiosks, could occur as early as next summer, the documents said."

The system's planners are also proposing a website where riders can check on the availability of bicycles at nearby stations.

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Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in The New York Times
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