Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
PHOTOS: Scenes from New York City Bike Share Announcement
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 03:35 PM
A close up of the handlebars of one of the sample bikes. Looks like a three speed.
The formal announcement:
Front view of a bike station:
Musician -- and bike advocate -- David Byrne was on hand:
So were city politicians.
Eco-friendly parking stations:
A sample payment machine:
And finally, a joy ride. NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and other city officials make a loop around the plaza in front of reporters.