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There are so many of these stations, could it be a case of too much of a good thing? Only time will tell.
I hate these stupid bicycle docking stations. They take away precious street parking for us car owners who need our cars to work and to take care of our families. What good is a bicycle when you need to take a family member to a medical appointment or go shopping and then have to bring several heavy bags of grocery's home? Streets are for cars and bikes are for kids. Enough with this bicycle nonsense already.
New stations on B & 14th and on 2nd & 13th.
The continued giveaway of our city to for-profit corporations, all in attempt to become more European. This place USED to be called New Amsterdam, but no matter how many of these accursed racks are put up we will never be like that city.
I am so happy with the 1st street station outside the F Train. After 8 years of having to dock at Allen Street and Stanton and then going all the way back to the station finally a convenient last mile upgrade.
If street parking is precious it shouldn’t be free.
There are so many stations but there is also such high demand. Although there are no tourists in the city and Midtown is still a Ghost land the usage of bike share is still growing year over year.
Half the cars in Alphabet City never leave their spots, besides for the double parking street cleaning ritual.
I'm so glad there are more docking stations! need one on every block. less cars. family members can take cabs to medical appointments & grocery shopping. in the long run that is cheaper than owning & maintaining a car. The street parking should cost $$.
Wonderful! These bikes get a lot more use than the couple of cars that hardly ever move. I believe statistics show as many as 6 users per bike per day (though of course depends on location, day of week etc). Big improvement for my family, and even my older mom took the plunge & rides the e-bikes, as they hardly require her to pedal, so easier than walking a longer distance. We love taking the bikes together to Union Sq Greenmarket to pick up groceries.
More bikes, more docking stations, please. Subway proximity is great for the last mile rides. Strongly disagree with @11:02 about 'bicycle nonsense' but agree that priority parking for residents who need cars for a wide variety of reasons would help. Is it time to bring back the call for resident parking? Most other big cities do this well, plus it incentivizes honest car registration (instead of in FL with lower insurance rates). Local parking with on-street restaurants (like bikes, also a good thing!) is tough now & resident parking might be a good compromise.
I like CitiBike, but it's getting a little ridiculous and should have more oversight. We don't ned this many. They are taking up half the block on E 6TH St. I also don't have a car but they take tons of parking, and then cars have nowhere to park, and they're obviously vital for so many parts of people life and the economy, and keeps traffic moving when they don't have to double park. I'd like the city to chill on this CitiBike.
Yeah but anon @3:57, bikes are wayyyy different than cars in usage. So, yeah, I ride a bike all the time but it's a way different tool in a modern society. It doesn't make sense to compare the two. Both are necessary. They don't need so may citibike stations it's a little out of control.
90% of residents here don’t own cars, so why should they dominate our streets at the exclusion of so much else, a few bike racks included?
I don't know why it's so hard for some to understand that more bikes are better for everyone, whether you ride or not. When more people ride bikes, you get:1) Fewer people driving personal cars (less traffic, lower co2 emissions)2) Fewer people on busy subways and buses (less crowding, fewer passenger-related delays)3) Healthier citizens overall from increased physical activityPlus annual membership is cheaper than any other form of transportation besides walking. So why are citi bikes that bad again?
More bikes and docking options are great but there really needs to be enforcement against cars/trucks parked in bike lanes. That kind of action takes strong leadership but we all know that's not in the works. At least not this year.
anon@5:40 Resident parking?! Is that a thing?
jeez enough with the citibike corporate street takeover. These things are going everywhere it's too much. No oversight?
anon 1:32 the reality is that bike lanes are still the side of the road. We're in a dense urban environment. This isn't candy land. The side of the road is the side of the road. So think of the bike lane as a guideline. The side of the road will always need to be used and shared by all. Sorry Charlie
pay to park your car or be quiet
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