Friday, May 24, 2013

They're heeere





At least on East 11th Street near First Avenue ... where workers moved this docking station 17 blocks across First Avenue yesterday ... did you spot any others?

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF? Bikes? With Citibank logos? Does anyone know about this?

Anonymous said...

And now we shall finally see how this all plays out...

Anonymous said...

Spotted the station at W 3rd and Laguardia 2/3 filled this morning.

kfbeau said...

such pretty logos, it would be a real shame if something where to happen to them......

Anonymous said...

Here's the official citibike soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGBDWER-wUI

I kidd! I kidd!

Anonymous said...

Urban blight

Anonymous said...

Also at University and 14th.

Anonymous said...

Anybody else think it's dangerous that you have to pull the bikes OUT into the street to release them from the corrals?

Anonymous said...

Certainly dangerous if there are cars approaching. If people use a little common sense, watch for oncoming traffic, they should be fine. All the time, pedestrians wander off the sidewalk onto the asphalt while completely distracted, and the streets are not exactly littered with casualities.

BT said...

I agree with you 9:50am. In Paris the bike stations are all NOT on the main street. They are on little side alleys or other places that are not as dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Exactly! They should have put the bike stations in all the alleys in lower manhattan. Why didn't I think of that? There are tons of alleys all over - I know because I've seen them on every 80s and 90s movie set in NYC.

Anonymous said...

Two words: Bad Idea.

Anonymous said...

Cue Star Wars The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme). Enjoy, kids.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for trucks to hit them.

Anonymous said...

You can see the how garbage will collect by the racks in the photo and it's only day one.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea making people pull bikes out into the street near a corner.

Anonymous said...

Perfect for splashing with sodas!

Anonymous said...

Veniero's! I haven't been there in years. Will definitely make it a stop via Citibike.

Anonymous said...

I friggin guarantee you that every tire on these things will be slashed. Whomever thought up this idea has absolutely zero street sense. They're probably from the suburbs in Ohio.

Anonymous said...

Sick of all this wishful thinking-cum-tough guy talk about slashing tires, vandalizing, collisions, injuries, fatalities.

Anonymous said...

we couldn't have functioning phone booths in the EV, what makes you think these things will remain unscathed? Or maybe you dont recall what a phone booth was.

Anonymous said...

Seems someone on here is advocating vandalizing the bikes. That is a crime so be careful since I can see the docking station near me and will call 911.

Anonymous said...

I'm not signing up for this. I have my own bike, thank you very much. However, I'd be first in line to sign up for Citi Horse.

Anonymous said...

I agree, slashing tires and spraying with sodas is a bad idea. Everyone knows a Molotov Cocktail is the best approach! :)

And if you don't like MCs you should move!!!

Anonymous said...

How immature...

A lot of New Yorkers, suburban commuters, and visitors will utilize this.

Would you prefer those people to get on the bus or train with you? Or worse, introduce another private vehicle?

Yes Citi sponsored it, who cares? There is advertising on every block in NYC. We benefit from having a news transportation option for no cost to the city.

Looking forward to the opening, a purchased an annual membership. I'm tired of having to take expensive cabs crosstown, which get stuck in traffic anyway along with the bus. The subways don't always go where I need yo either, not directly anyway. Not to mention occasional delays or slow late night service. Planning on utilizing this very frequently.

Anonymous said...

Just wanting to thank all the East Villagers and others for the great and numerous comments. I'm happy to see that people really want to get involved in having their voices heard. I appeal to all to continue in that effort and do more than just put up some words here- Get out attend some meetings and be seen!!! Touch the flesh and make the elected officials realize that they are working on your behalf and not for their own self serving, selfish purposes. I call upon each and every one of you to truly become a part of your community and begin guiding this place for what it is that we all seek. A place that allows us the freedoms offered to each of us under the great document of the constitution. It is time to rise up and take hold of this country once more before it becomes lost forever. The age of terminator and AI is not far off now. The current pullback on the drone program is only a way in which to launch it in a much greater more sophistcated
way. Get up out of your chairs and bring this country back to what it was supposed to be a land of freedom, and liberty, bring democracy back to this land of dictatorship. Get the money out of the process!! Trade, labor and work among individuals not through the "Federal Reserve" it is the federal reserve that will be the death of this country and an idea the brought us at one time one of the greatest places on this earth. Your vote in recent years has come to mean less and less it is truly the men that control the $ who control this country it's not the individual who sits as the figure head to the land for he is simply a puppet himself to the banking complex and institution. Begin teaching others and laying down our own laws that we wish to see administered such as those recently voted on in Washington and Colorado who the Feds say don't have application! only to ensure their money flow- stand up, take notice and do something!

vzabuser said...

"Yes Citi sponsored it, who cares? "
You obviously don't get it
This is the first clearly visible giveaway of huge swaths of city land to a private enterprise.. wrong way to go!
That said let's make the best of a bad thing. So be it if our Mayor isn't interested in a program run by the city..throw the bum out.

Anonymous said...

These monstrosities are so much more aesthetically pleasing than 7-11s. In fact perhaps if they got 7-11 to sponsor this instead of one of the largest purveyors of the subprime crisis, these litlle musclemassless EV twits would scorn them.

Anonymous said...

Bicycles! The road to Mayoral Fascism!

No, wait...Bicycles! The road to Euro-Socialism!

No, wait...cars are the Natural Order and must control every each of the roadway and every dollar we spend on urban road infrastructure!

Three arguments, take your pick. Meanwhile the rest of us will be having fun, getting exercise, saving on subway/taxi fare...

Anonymous said...

$90 to use these bikes. How is that saving money???

Anonymous said...

$90 a year......

Anonymous said...

These bikes won't be installed for a full year so really you suckers are paying to use them until the fall. 4-5 months tops.

DrGecko said...

Quote:

These bikes won't be installed for a full year so really you suckers are paying to use them until the fall. 4-5 months tops.

Unquote.

An interesting comment. All the clauses make sense on their own, but if you put them together, they're gibberish. The bikes, which are already here, won't be installed for a year, so we can use them for only 4-5 months.

Let me just add that 4-5 = negative 1, which doesn't make any sense here and therefore fits the comment perfectly.