GET AROUND NEW YORK QUICKLY BY BICYCLE - ALTA BICYCLE SHARE

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" NRDS ID#641625055
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GET AROUND NEW YORK QUICKLY BY BICYCLE - ALTA BICYCLE SHARE

PART I

 bicycle

In the summer of 2012, a new initiative is set to launch.

Alta Bicycle Share, a vendor based in Portland, Oregon (a known leader in green cities) will fund the multi-million dollar program which allows users to rent a bike from one part of the city and return it to another.

This can be a real time saver as it is often near impossible to get a cab, bus or other method of transportation quickly. It is expected to be especially popular with tourists.

About $100.00 a year will cover the cost of membership. The program will include 10,000 bicycles and allow you access to about 3 miles of New York neighborhoods.

Theft is not an issue as the bicycles are equipped with GPS units and are paid for by credit cards.

In terms of easing vehicle congestion and encouraging exercise, this cheap, green method of transportation is a good one.

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Bicycle courtesy of paukrus' photostream

Bicycle lane courtesy of spcbrass' photostream

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Rainmaker
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Cindy Westfall
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
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Hi Jill, I thought the bike lane looked familiar! I'm curious to see how that will fly in NY. I know there is a big difference when walking across the street here in Portland..people actually stop the cars to let you. I have to remember that this isn't often the case in NY when I go back home..so wonder how it will be with bike lanes. It's a great thing and I give HUGE credit to those that commute this way. Look forward to your part 2!

September 22, 2011 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron Marshall
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
Marshall Enterprises

Jill - I think you will make it to 100,000 TODAY.  Congratulations in advance!

September 22, 2011 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Jill Sackler
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!"

Cindy - Your city is a role model to many - a real front runner.

Ron - Thanks so much for noticing. I was going to celebrate quietly. After all this work, I don't feel the need to blog about it, as I did for my 50k milestone. The rewards are internal.

September 22, 2011 12:02 PM
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Interesting. But if you need a bike where you are, and someone already rented it and took it half way across the city.... I see problems unless someone is scheduled to go to the popular places where bikes have been left, pick them up and redistribute them throughout the city.

September 24, 2011 06:31 PM
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Jill Sackler
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!"

Eric - They seem to have thought of that. We're talking 10,000 bicycles at 600 stations around NYC.

September 26, 2011 07:56 AM
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