Bike share programs have popped up in a number of cities across the US in the past few years, but none as big or as well-suited for biking as NYC. But that'll change next year when the city gets 10,000 bikes for sharing spread across it.
Portland-based Alta Bike Share will be supplying the bikes, which will be left at stations spread across the city from the Upper West Side to Crown Heights. Available 24/7, the bikes will be accessible to anyone willing to pony up for a membership or per ride. An annual membership is expected to cost less than a monthly unlimited MetroCard, and the first 30 minutes of any ride are expected to be free.
It sounds pretty awesome to this New Yorker. We'll just have to see what the final pricing and implementation will be like.