Free Bikes for Governor's Island

Free New York Bike Rental Introduces New Riders
When we reported on the competition to design a park for Governor's Island in New York, the prospect of 3000 free wooden bikes left us in no doubt as to which entrant was our favorite. While the full park may still be in the design stages, the concept of free bikes on the island has actually manifested itself a little early, as this new film from StreetFilms shows. Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC), Transportation Alternatives and Bike and Roll have joined forces to create a bike share program, and every Friday between now and October 4th those bikes are free! What better way to get folks into biking than to let them try it in a safe environment, free of cars, and at no cost? As one interviewee put it "with the way gas prices are going, I think this is my next vehicle." We certainly hope so. Thanks for another great movie StreetFilms — click below the fold for more StreetFilms action.
StreetFilms Elsewhere on TreeHugger
StreetFilms Covers Best of Bike to Work Day
Raised Cross-walks
Traffic-calming Chicanes
Bike Advocate Keeps Memory of Her Husband Alive
Clarence the Cycling Sasquatch
Bogota Shows How to Reinvent Cities
Bogota Revisited
StreetFilms Looks at Bus Rapid Transit in LA
Melbourne: A Pedestrian's Paradise
Istanbul Learns from Bogota
Clarence: The Purple Traffic-Calming Wizard
Physically Separated Bike Lanes
NYC's First Documented Bike Move?
StreetFilms Grades New Yorkers' Bike Locking Abilities
Lady Liberty Dumps the Car and Marries Mass Transit
StreetFilms Animation Explores Diverters as Traffic Calming Measure

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