Video from Citibike's debut in New York City

Citibike NYC Launch
Screen capture Streetfilms

Bike-sharing finally comes to NYC

Clarence, our friend from Streetfilms, shot some footage at the Citibike bike-sharing debut in NYC. In his words, it was a "media frenzy", with more journalists present than at any other past bike event in the city. Mayor Bloomberg and NYC DOT commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan gave speeches, but the real star was the bike-sharing system. New York finally joins the rank of cities like Hangzhou, Paris, Montréal, etc.

Check out this great video:

As you can see, even David Byrne was there (This is not my beautiful bike..?), so it had to be cool.

Via Streetfilms

See also: Maps: Growth of cycling and bike infrastructure in Portland since 1990

Tags: Bikes | Bike Sharing | New York City

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