Citi Bike Coming To New York City
Bike Share Docking Stations Go Up in Manhattan
Effective May 2013, a bike sharing service is coming to the Big Apple. Citi Bike, the provider for the new program, says their bikes are rugged 3 speed cruisers, with sturdy aluminum frames, and durable tires.
Across Manhattan bike share docking stations are being installed.
330 docking stations will open in Brooklyn and Manhattan, to be filled with 6,000 share bicycles.
Bad News For Obese Riders
The bikes carry a limit of 260 pounds, and anyone who exceeds that amount, cannot use the program. ABC News reports on this story, ‘NYC Bike-Share Program Bans Obese Riders.’ and the New York Daily News, ‘Bike-Share Ban.’
Convenient and Inexpensive Transportation
Citi Bike is New York City’s next public transportation system, that will provide convenient and inexpensive mobility 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The DOT has built 200 bike lane miles in all five boroughs, and commuter cycling has more than doubled in New York City since 2005.
Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore and Blue Moon Personal Training
Posted on May 6, 2013, in Exercise, Health News, Overweight and Obesity and tagged bicycle sharing system, bike commuting, New York City, NYC bike-share, obesity. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.