The largest bike share in the United States is in New York City, where some 6,000 bicycles are available at 332 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The program opened at the end of May 2013, and in less than 3 months hit 2 million trips. On busy days, each bike gets checked out seven times or more, a remarkably high borrowing rate. The city ultimately hopes to expand the program to other boroughs and grow to 10,000 bikes.
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Nearly two years after Boston debuted the New Balance Hubway bike-share program, the advent of New York City’s long-awaited counterpart has brought new intensity to the New York-Boston rivalry. But on the streets of the Big Apple, as commuters attempted to use the bikes for the first time and encountered technical glitches and malfunctioning kiosks,
While Chicago and New York aren’t quite ready to roll out their versions of a bike sharing program, Yale is. As a result, fifty brand new bicycles have popped up around Yale’s campus, allowing students, faculty, and staff to commute about the campus on borrowed wheels.
The Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency has applied for a $150,000 grant that would set up a professional bike-sharing program.
New York City’s DOT is about to issue a request for proposals for the largest bike-share program in the U.S., following Denver, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC — all of which have installed large scale bike share programs.
UConn’s Storrs campus is initiating a bike sharing program that will ease transportation around the sprawling campus, improve traffic congestion, help the environment and likely burn a few calories for those who do the pedaling.