22 Jun '12, 3pm

What happens when you throw 10,000 publicly available bikes into one of the most crowded cities in America?

What happens when you throw 10,000 publicly available bikes into one of the most crowded cities in America?

My favorite biker-in-New-York image. What happens when you throw 10,000 publicly available bikes into one of the most crowded, dense cities in America? Check New York City in a few months. The announcement earlier this year that the city (with a “y”) was partnering with Citi (with an “i”) to create a network of bike-sharing stations met with broad approval. (Except from the New York Post , which will hate anything as long as doing so generates a funny headline.) Stations will be predominantly located in Manhattan, with a few outposts just across the river in Queens and Brooklyn — though not in heavily Orthodox South Williamsburg . This week, Bloomberg interviewed people around the city to gauge anticipated reactions to the influx of two-wheeled transport. Their prediction: “Bikelash.” Chris Johannesen, who rides recreationally near his home in Queens, said the bike-share w...

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