13 May '12, 5am

Crowd-Sourced Map of NYC's Bike Share Stations Unveiled

It seems that for every thing New York City gets right with its bike-share system, it insists on getting something else dead wrong. I cheered when I heard news that the bike share would boast 10,000 bikes , and then I almost threw up in my mouth when I saw what they'd look like . I was reassured to hear that they'd come with handy baskets for stowing your stuff; I was distressed to discover out that they'd be prohibitively expensive . © CitibankBike So I'm sort of waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one: The city seems to have done a pretty good job reaching out to the community to figure out where the initial stations should go. Here's how it worked, according to NYC's DOT : Between September 2011 and April 2012, NYC DOT held 33 bike share demonstrations and open houses in three different languages throughout the city; presented to Community Boards and Community Bo...

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