NYC Has Nation's Largest Bike Sharing Program
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

NYC BIKE LANEBike weather is upon us. That’s great news for the nation’s most populous city, which now has the nation’s largest bike sharing program, The Associated Press reports.

On Monday, thousands of New Yorker City residents got their first rides on the city’s newest form of public transit. The program, called Citi Bike, debuted with 6,000 bikes spread around at 300 stations. That number will be expanded to 10,000 bikes at 600 places throughout the city.

How long can the bikes be used?

Riders can take them for 45 minutes and return them to any rack around the city. “Fifteen thousand bikers are signed up for New York’s program,” Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn told the AP.

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Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.