Citi Bike's soft launch opens today

New York's bike share program
CC BY-NC 3.0 Margaret Badore

New York City's bike share service, Citi Bike, opened today to anyone signed up for the annual membership. Bikes began lining up at stations around the city on Friday night, in preparation for the launch.

Bike stations in the West Village Saturday attracted a number of curious observers.

New York City's bike share programMargaret Badore/CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Day and week passes will be available starting next weekend. The annual membership costs $95.00 before tax, a weekly pass will cost $25.00 and a day pass will be $9.95.

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