NYC Is About To Launch The Largest Bicycle-Sharing Program In America

Alta Bicycle Share

Photo: www.nycitybikeshare.com

New York is about to launch the largest public bike-sharing program in the country.Pending sponsors–who will need to provide about $50 million in funding–and plans for where to place 600 different rental stations, 10,000 bikes should be available for rent next summer, the New York Times reports.

The program is being run by Portland, Ore. company Alta Bicycle Share, which beat out five other finalists and also runs bike shares in Washington and Boston.

Memberships should run about $100 a year, and as of now, the bikes will be available in Manhattan below 79th Street and various parts of Brooklyn for 45 minutes at a time.

If you’re interested in influencing where the rental stations might be located, you can suggest a spot using an interactive map on the Department of Transportation’s website.

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