|CitiBike Bike Share (http://www.bicycling.com/)|
The goal of the program is to create a healthy, fast commute for those in the city, and it provides a new alternative to the subway or simply walking. In Brooklyn and Manhattan alone, there are currently over 300 stations, and there have been over 75,000 rides in the past week. Although the bikes are not suitable for long leisurely rides, and some complain that they don't want to see CitiGroup advertisements along the sidewalks and in the parks, this mode of transportation is clean and eco-friendly and promotes environmental and public health.
Chicago, Long Beach, and San Diego are set to start bike share programs of their own and will join New York, Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston among others in the pursuit to create efficient, eco-conscious public transportation.