NYC Bikeshare Launching with 10,000 Bikes

by Ozzie Zehner

New York City Department of Transportation announced that it will partner with  Alta Bike Share to build 600 bikeshare facilities throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.  So far, plans for the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island have not been announced.  An annual membership will cost under $100, which includes unlimited 30 minute jaunts.

Details are listed on Streetsblog:

  • Within the service area, which will stretch from the Upper West Side and Upper East Side to Bed Stuy and Greenpoint, New Yorkers will have access to 10,000 public bikes at about 600 stations.
  • Annual memberships will cost under $100. Members will be able to make trips of up to 30 minutes at no charge.
  • The stations will be sited with input from local communities, and the City Council will hold hearings on the program.
  • The system must operate without public subsidy.