New Yorkers react to the upcoming bike share scheme

As you may have heard, Citi Bike is launching Memorial Day weekend in New York City with 10000 bikes and 600 stations.

Our friends at BreakThru Radio shared a link to the following video, where they try to capture the general “on the street” feel for what bike share will lend to the city. Reactions range from unbridled enthusiasm all the way to near-vehement hate of cyclists. Here, take a look for yourself:

One of the surprising reactions was about the loss of on-street motor vehicle parking, one of the common complaints when any bicycle infrastructure is proposed. In the above video, almost everyone had a vaguely “good riddance” attitude toward parking!

Any New Yorkers out there in readerdom who want to chime in? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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