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Articles about "Manhattan Bike Share"

  • Despite Hiccups, Citi Bikes Set to Launch in May By Aby Thomas | May 01, 2013

    While it seems to have taken forever to come to fruition, New York City’s bike share program, Citi Bike, is now being expected to start by the end of this month. But it doesn’t look like it’s smooth sailing for the program just yet—besides having to worry about the prospect of seeing more unruly cyclists on the city’s roads, many Manhattan residents are now up in arms about the bike racks that have been installed all around New York City as part of the Citi Bike initiative.

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  • Software Glitches Delay Citi Bike Program, Once Again By Gabrielle Hughes | August 22, 2012

    Put your kickstand back down because bike shares in Manhattan are facing yet another delay. Although it was recently reported that the Citi Bike program would finally be launched in August, New Yorkers are now going to have to wait until next spring.

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  • Setbacks for NYC Bike-Share Launch By Gabrielle Hughes | July 17, 2012

    Don’t invest in a helmet just yet; government officials have just pushed back the start date of New York City’s bike-share program. Back in May, it was announced that New York would join cities around the world, with the initiation of a public bike system by the end of July. However, Citi Bike’s operator, Alta, has informed potential bike-share customers that the launch of the program has been postponed until August.

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  • Community Board 11 Approves Bike Lanes for East Harlem By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 26, 2012

    After months of heated negotiations that almost derailed plans for bike lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenue in East Harlem, Community Board 11 finally approved the lanes by a vote of 21 – 14 last week. Residents of apartments in East Harlem will soon be able to enjoy these protected bike lanes in the near future – new construction is due to start this Spring. The reason that the vote was as close as it was (2 members also abstained) can be attributed to concerns about job creation, not opposition to the project itself; the Department of Transportation couldn’t promise the board that bike lane installation would provide jobs to local residents. Nonetheless, this decision will be a boon to the burgeoning condo market in East Harlem, a residential apartment market which is among the most affordable in Manhattan.

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  • Hell's Kitchen Residents Get a Shot to Choose Bike-Share Stations By Daniel Muhlenberg | January 30, 2012

    Residents of Hell’s Kitchen apartments, take note: New York City’s Department of Transportation wants your advice. Community Board 4 and the DOT will host a Community Planning Workshop tomorrow in Midtown West that will let community members make specific proposals for how the DOT should implement an unprecedented program. Considering that the DOT is undertaking the formidable challenge of implementing New York City’s first bike share program by this summer, it shouldn’t come as a shock that they need some help. Just look at the size and scope of the project - 600 solar-paneled stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will house around 10,000 publicly-available bicycles. It’s safe to say that without community input the DOT would only be able to make educated guesses as to where to place the stations, which is why they’re turning to community members. The only people who really know where the stations should go are the locals.

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