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

Video from Citibike's debut in New York City
New York finally joins the rank of cities like Hangzhou, Paris, Montréal, etc.

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