In July, Big Apple launches the largest bike-share program of the country June 2012 Citi bike comes in rolling – the new transportation option of the Big Apple offers enough to get in a taxi to a cheap and efficient transportation for short distances, which are too long for a walk but not long. 54 per cent of all usual routes are finally less than two miles. Citi bike facilitates access to the subway and allows to use so the bike without worrying about parking. The project in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn will start in July 2012. After the full launch, 10,000 Blue Citi bikes and 600 solar-powered docking stations complement the cityscape.
“The idea of bike sharing is easy: people get a new way to move through the city”, so Mayor Bloomberg. Citi is an affordable, new, 24/7-transport network, which should help to bring New York to their destination faster.” The offer is valid for New Yorkers and visitors City. There is the possibility of a one-day or weekly membership for 9.95 or $ 25. Users must be at least 16 years old and can indefinitely borrow a bike for trips lasting up to 45 minutes. For longer journeys an individual charge. The docking stations are devices for payment by credit card. The annual membership can be purchased online exciting for those who are staying longer in the metropolis.
The membership fee for the program, the cost of a monthly ticket for the Metro is $95 per year. After payment, a code will be shown via which you can unlock the Citi bike. At the end of the tour, again pushing the wheel in a station, waiting for the green light, and is again logged out. If a station is full, there is the possibility to select a time credit, to turn the wheel in the displayed alternative station.