Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About NYC's Bike Share Program

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 03:33 PM

(Photo Andrea Bernstein)

WNYC listeners had questions about New York City's impending bike share program -- and TN's Andrea Bernstein had answers. Cost? Liability? Docking station locations? Length of ride? She fielded phone calls on Tuesday's Brian Lehrer Show on all of these topics.

And want to hear her response to Miriam in Greenwich Village, who complained that "bicycle riders are not very good about following traffic rules -- they don't stop for red lights"? Listen to the segment below.

And go to the Brian Lehrer Show web page as well to read the healthy conversation in the comments section.


Comments [4]


Tw - supposedly you can push a button for a few (5-10) minutes of extra time if you arrive at a dock and there no free spots to dock the bike.

May. 15 2012 05:07 PM

Another thing not discussed. Velib has a great iphone app showing docking availibilty. I couldn't use it because I wasn't in wifi in the streets of Paris - the reason I had trouble finding docks, but if the NYC system has an app as good as Velib, it will be great.

May. 15 2012 04:33 PM

Looking forward to it. I have my own bike, so I'm a bit scared to face the casual first-time users out there in the lanes. One problem to watch out for (sort of mentioned in the radio show interview) is the lack of docks when you are DONE - not just looking for a bike. I had a big problem finding an empty dock to return to in under the free-time period when I used the Paris Velib system for a week last month. It became a hassle being stuck with a bike I couldn't get rid of when I needed to be somewhere at a certain time.

May. 15 2012 04:29 PM

After being in Europe last week, I was alerted to the sad and quite pathetic reality of bikes and bikers in this city. I could not believe both the volume of bikes and respect they command from local governments. Bike lanes, separate traffic lights, bike rental systems (similar to this one) to name a few innovations. We're so behind the rest of the world- that it really makes you wonder what the HELL this city has been doing for the last 20 years. All this talk about green energy and bla bla bla. You want clean transportation? USE A BIKE. And to all the complainers...cry me a river and get over it. People suck at driving too, but they still can and do.

May. 15 2012 04:26 PM

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