GET AROUND NEW YORK QUICKLY BY BICYCLE - ALTA BICYCLE SHARE
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.
Bicycle courtesy of paukrus' photostream
Bicycle lane courtesy of spcbrass' photostream
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