Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Citi Bike Share System Becoming More and More Popular

Citi Bike, the city's new bike share system has become more and more popular five weeks after its launch. Although the program initially had problems, "Citi Bike’s 100,000 annual, weekly and daily members “are logging 150,000 trips per week,” according to an article by BikePortland.org. Jason Latty, a representative from Linus Bike, a City Bike designer, comments on this system. “This share system is a great way to get around any city. It is a sustainable, efficient way to get where you need to be. Citi Bike along with all the other bike share systems makes it easy for people to get on a bike and go. This is one system that needs to be adopted all over the world. For those cities that haven’t integrated a bike share program into its public transportation system, hopefully the success of the existing programs will inspire them to hop on the bike share bandwagon.” Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

The images above were taken in front of the James A. Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

2 comments:

Jay Rommel said...

The Bike Share/CitiBike program is popular and a victim of that enthusiasm, and bikes need to be redistributed as needed to the more popular locations and assure the availability and use.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I can't wait to go for a ride!