Brooklyn Community Board 6 recently announced that the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be debuting a bike share program this Summer.
According to their newsletter, "The system will have 10,000 bikes at over 600 stations, available 24/7."
The bike service will also be affordable - "an annual membership in New York will cost less than one monthly MetroCard." This annual membership provides bikers with different tiers of access: 30 or 45-minute rides, day passes, or short-term memberships.
The NYC Bike Share Program will not be funded by taxpayer dollars. Instead, it is being funded through the annual membership fees and private sponsors.
The bike share program will be demoed at the Restoration Rocks Music Festival in Bed-Stuy this Saturday, October 8. Bikes will be set up on the south sidewalk of Fulton Street between New York Avenue and Marcy Avenue from 12 – 4 p.m.
Another demo will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at the Hudson River Greenway. Bikes will be available from 11 – 3 p.m. on the greenway at 17th Street.