New York City recently implemented the largest bike sharing program in the U.S., Citi Bike, joining major cities such as Paris, Dublin and Barcelona in the fight to bring pedal powered transportation to more people. The NYC Bike Share is privately funded and run by Citi Group. There are 6,000 bikes at over 300 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn with 10,000 bikes and 600 stations planned. Like other bike shares, consumers can swipe their credit card to rent a bike and annual passes start at $95 (tens of thousands of which have already been purchased). They’re offering discounts on helmets. There’s even an app for finding the nearest bike share and the most bike friendly route for where you’re going. But it wouldn’t be New York if someone didn’t complain and what better way to address ill founded complaints than satire?
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