Earlier this morning, Mayor Bloomberg just announced the launch of Citi Bike, New York City’s new bike share program that will begin this summer! The program will deploy 10,000 bikes across Manhattan and Brooklyn starting in July and will be managed by Alta Bicycle Share. The New York City Investment Fund is supporting this initiative with an investment, as well, alongside sponsors Citi and MasterCard. Citi Bike will be the country’s largest public bike share program.
To read more, check out Gothamist’s coverage and check out pictures from today’s announcements on Citi Bikes’ Facebook page. To suggest a bike share station close to your office or apartment, click here and you can help determine the location of the first 600 bike share stations!
Edit: It looks like the first batch of bike share stations may be close to finalization already. Check out Transportation Nation’s coverage of the Community Board meetings.