Yesterday we reported on , dubbed “Citi Bikes,” after the program’s title sponsor. Today, the New York Post takes aim at the program’s prices — a $95 yearly membership buys you all of the 45-minute rides you want — saying, “you might as well just buy your own bike.”
The Post takes issue with the program’s fees for riding for longer than the 45-minute cap, saying that “a leisurely four-hour spin” on the bright blue bikes will cost riders $100.
“That’s outrageously expensive,” Tommy Hill, a Columbia University student, told the paper. He added that he just bought a bike for $50 on Craigslist.
But officials say that the bike share program is meant for riders who need to make quick trips. Instead of taking the subway two stops, they can hop on a bike.
“If you plan to ride more than an hour, bike rental is probably what you’re looking for,” DOT spokesman Seth Solomonow told the Post.
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