NYC Bike Share: What's Your Verdict?

6.10.2013

By Neal Broverman

Bike sharing finally comes to New York, but not without controversy.

Bike share systems are a staple of European metropolises and have taken hold in a handful of American cities like Washington, D.C. and Miami Beach. Finally, such a system is up and running in New York City, though some writers — from the Wall Street Journal to The New York Times — have complained of problems ranging from malfunctioning systems that won't unlock bikes to entire kiosks out of service.

We have no doubt New York's system — sponsored by Citibank and called citibike — will work out its kinks. The system, which allows you to rent bikes and drop them off at any station, currently has hundreds of stations and thousands of bikes spread around Manhattan and Brooklyn. Prices are quite reasonable at $10 a day and $25 for a week. Will you bike around New York's streets with CitiBank?

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