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They were also installed at Mott and Prince when I walked by Monday lunchtime. Looks like the bikes will stick pretty far out into the narrow street. So I guess some truck will probably side swipe a bunch of them one day. morning. Probably be a blood bath once all the neophytes start using the bikes. But, hopefully the mass of new riders will force pedestrians and car drivers to be more aware of cyclists. Currently pedestrians seems to see straight through cyclists and step out right in front of you even when they bother to look first.
"A $101 security hold will be placed on your credit or debit card "Enough said.
Side swiping trucks! I like the sound of that!
What 2:52 said… these bike docks are going to be *in* the street?!? On one hand it answers my curiosity about how much already limited sidewalk space these thing were going to take up but on the other, wtf? Who thought this was a good idea? How much are this bike company's lobbyists paying out to various city officials to allow this on (in) city streets? Wow, just wow.
I borrow a bike from my neighbor.
People are so stupid and negative. I think it's called A paradigm shift. Think of a Paradigm Shift as a change from one way of thinking to another. It's a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change.
This is fantastic. $105 a year for what is basically unlimited biking in Manhattan is a steal compared to everything else in this city. For many people it will represent an opportunity to ditch the unlimited Metrocard, which costs that much per month. Plus the entire cycling culture will change when there are twice (three times?) as many riders on the road. Be a naysayer if you want, but the upside to this project is tremendous.
Citi Bank is not an agent of change. They are doing this to make money off of transients and tourists.
The revolution will be advertised.
1:40,CITI isn't making money off transients and tourists (or anyone else) from this. It is highly unlikely this will be a profitable endeavor for them. They are using it as advertising and it comes out of that budget.
What Janos said. This is a really positive development for all of us who ever need to get around the city without a motor vehicle. Haters do your crazy thing, but this is happening and it's awesome and hurrah. And no, this is not a money-making operation for Shitibank or anyone else. And no, all that advertising will not change anybody's perception of a big evil bank. But it will support a kickass bike program.
I hope they build up the amount of bike parking generally...sure would be nice to have some of this kind of attention paid to needs of those of us who ride and park our own bikes. It can be very frustrating arriving at a destination and having to hunt for spare streetsign poles.In general though I'm excited to see this happen!
" It is highly unlikely this will be a profitable endeavor for them"Oh, I forgot. Citi Bank, the philanthropic do-gooders!
this is bullsh*t. i hate it so much.
Most of you can't see the forest for the trees. Who cares that Citibank has an advertising lease on it? Boohoo. I think it's awesome that soon I can use this as a mode of transportation rather than cramming on to the M14 or waiting 3 trains before I can get a spot on the L. I'm glad Citibank dropped millions for me to zoom around from point A to point B (and get a little exercise to boot) for $95 a year. I'm really looking forward to the launch.
Yeah people are so obsessed with the downside of this. It's a little queer. Why not also wail about the advertisements on the sides of buses or tops of taxicabs? Should we bristle at the thought of going to watch a Mets game, because their stadium's sponsored by Citi? Would that make one some kind of corporate sympathizer? Goes to show even so called tough-cookie New Yorkers can be afraid of a little change. Bike-share is not a Citibank idea, it's not a Bloomberg idea. As EVG has shown us it is already a feature of lots of great cities.
Biking is good. OBEY the traffic laws. Stop at red lights and stop signs. Stay in your designated bike lane. Yield to pedestrians with the right of way. Signal when turning. ETC.
The Citi Bike shills on Grieve are so obvious."I'm really enthusiastic!" "I hit all the right talking points!""You're negative!"Choke on a fro-yo.
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